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MPs vote for a postponement at the end of September

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The measure could be discussed again on Wednesday during the discussion of the health law in the meeting room. The government had already exempted 12-17 year olds from the health card until August 30.

The deputies voted in committee on Tuesday evening to postpone the introduction of the health pass for 12-17 year olds until the end of September.

The measure could be discussed again on Wednesday during the discussion of the health law in the meeting room. The government had already exempted 12-17 year olds from the health card until August 30.

The delegates in the law committee supported an amendment by the LaREM Guillaume Gouffier Cha. “Vaccination has only been open to them since June 15,” he insisted to justify the one-month delay.

It’s urgent”

Some members of the majority, starting with the chairman of the Laws Commission Yaël Braun-Pivet, wanted to go further by completely exempting minors from health passes (certificate of vaccination, recovery or negative test for Covid).

Olivier Véran opposed it, fearing a global questioning of the past. The health secretary took the example of a movie theater with a “super Walt Disney”, “400 teenagers” in the room and the difficulty of making sure all spectators are “safe”.

The health pass is a “bad concept” that “I don’t like”, but there is “urgency” to avoid closure of branches, the minister insisted.

“The question is very quickly the sanitary pass or the complete closure,” he warned. “A closure is no easier to live with than the introduction of the health pass under strict conditions and as soon as possible. It is not a question of deadline or cosmetic, it is an emergency”.

A worrying progress

The number of new daily cases of Covid-19 rose by 18,181 according to figures released Tuesday by Public Health France, due to the Delta variant.

Earlier Tuesday, the Minister of Health was shocked by this sharp increase. He noted that “an increase in the circulation of the virus on the order of 150% over a week,” he emphasized that “we never knew this, nor with the Covid (the historical strain of the virus, editor’s note). ), neither with the English variant, nor with South African nor with Brazilian”.

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