Recently, France has put out a statement that announces that it is starting to roll out plans to scale back the use of masking mandates in a select group of its primary schools due to the case rates of COVID-19.
“Pupils will from Oct. 4 no longer have to wear protective face masks in French primary schools in areas with a low COVID-19 infection rate, according to a government decree released on Thursday,” reported Reuters on the subject.
Paris, along with its surrounding suburbs, is not to be included as part of the 47 areas where the masking is planned to stop, as stated by information from the health ministry, stated the outlet.
“Areas where masks will cease to be mandatory in primary schools must have fewer than 50 COVID-19 cases per 100,000 citizens for five consecutive days,” continued the news source.
This crops up just a day after Gabriel Attal, a government spokesperson, stated that the country was planning to extend its state of emergency out until at least the start of next summer.
As reported by Reuters:
“What we will propose to the parliament is to maintain for several more months, until the summer, the possibility of using it,” Attal told reporters after a cabinet when asked about the state of emergency and use of a health pass to gain access to venues such as restaurants, bars and cinemas.
As a nation, France has already set in place and has started enforcing the use of a vaccine passport program.
As reported by The Daily Wire, “Video posted on social media showed Paris police patrolling the city asking people for proof of their vaccination status. The footage shows police officers walking through tables of diners outside, approaching seated diners, and asking them to produce their Covid-19 health passes.”
“A vaccination card or negative COVID-19 test is now required for cafes, restaurants, long-distance travel, and non-emergency treatment at a hospital in France. However, the new vaccine mandate was reportedly ignored by many restaurants on Monday. The health passes were already mandatory for movie theaters, concert halls, sports arenas, large theme parks, and other large-capacity venues,” the news outlet continued.
These news measures out of France have lead to the kindling of many protests across Paris and a few other major cities in the country as the people attempt to fight against the use of the new health passes. Some have taken to holding signs that state: “Our freedoms are dying” and “Vaccine: Don’t touch our kids.”