Covid-19: first day with the health pass in France


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R. Asencio, M. Le Page, C. Vignal, M Queinnec, L. Houeix, P. Touileb, E. Martin, C. Pary, A. Brodin

France 3

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The health pass has become a reality for many French people this Wednesday, July 21. It is mandatory for all places of culture welcoming more than 50 people. How did this first day go?

In Paris, as in Clermont-Ferrand (Puy-de-Dôme) and Marseille (Bouches-du-Rhône), it’s the same rule for everyone. It is now impossible to enter a place of culture without the sanitary pass. At MUCEM in Marseille, this measure did not repel the public. “It took five more minutes”, comments a man who thinks that “Is it worth it”. At La Scala in Paris, one of the few Parisian theaters open this summer, the procedure is well in place. “So far everyone has the pass”, testifies a vigil. “It’s just five to ten minutes longer”, assures the executive director of the theater.

The Grand Rex cinema has meanwhile invested to adapt to this new rule, hiring five additional people to control the passes. In other cinemas, the health pass scared customers away. “It remains binding anyway”, comments a cinephile who could not return. Some rooms have found the solution: keep the gauge below 50 spectators to avoid controls.


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