French ‘coronapas’ mandatory from today
Adults who want to visit a major event, a cultural institution, cinemas or amusement parks in France must show a corona pass from today to show that they do not pose a health risk. The sanitary pass will also be required from August for visits to catering establishments and shopping centers.
According to the ANWB, Dutch people who go on holiday to France can use the CoronaCheck app to demonstrate that they are healthy. With the international QR code, France can see, among other things, when and with which corona vaccine travelers have been pricked. The yellow vaccination booklet can also be used.
According to a recent poll, 62 percent of French people support the measure, but there is also a lot of opposition. Last Saturday, about 114,000 people demonstrated against the pass in Paris. The protests prompted the government to relax the rules slightly. For example, the corona pass will not be necessary to gain access to shopping centers with a size of less than 20,000 square meters.
Welcome to this blog
Welcome to the corona blog of Wednesday 21 July. NRC keeps track of the news about the corona virus. These were the most important news developments of Tuesday 20 July:
Between Monday morning and Tuesday morning, the National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM) 6,823 new positive corona tests reported. That is 2,028 fewer than Monday. In the past week, the number of positive corona tests has increased by 34 percent, RIVM speaks of a “cautious stabilization”.
It number of corona patients in Dutch hospitals increased by 54 to 415 between Monday and Tuesday, the highest number since the end of May. There are now 100 patients in the ICU, 16 more than Monday.
The court in Lelystad has two arsonists of a GGD test street in Urk Tuesday sentenced to prison and juvenile detention. According to the judge, the two lit a mouth cap in January and then threw it in the trash. They exacerbated the fire by spraying disinfectant on it.
- Festival organizer ID&T wants more clarity this week about the prospects for the rest of the festival season. On Tuesday, the organizer asked for a timeline in conversation with various ministries and OMT members. If, in its view, this has been drawn up ‘carelessly’, ID&T will continue the summary proceedings that they initiated last week with 45 co-plaintiffs.
Read the entire blog of July 20 here