March 4, 2024



France moves to restrict restaurants to those vaccinated or testing negative for COVID-19


By Euronews

France has moved to restrict restaurants, cafes and shopping centres to those that have been vaccinated or who have recently tested negative for COVID-19.

It was part of a package of measures announced on Monday evening to fight a new wave of COVID infections in the country.

President Emmanuel Macron said maximising COVID vaccinations was key in preventing another lockdown further down the line.

“The country is facing a strong resumption of the epidemic touching all our territory,” he said during a televised address against the backdrop of the Eiffel Tower.

Warning of a new wave of potential hospitalisations in August, he said, “The equation is simple. The more we vaccinate, the less space we leave this virus to circulate.”