President Macron [Photo: CNBC]
French President Emmanuel Macron has warned unvaccinated persons in France of stricter Covid-19 rules.
As quoted by a local daily, he noted that he will make life difficult for the unvaccinated.
“I really want to hassle them, and we will continue to do this – to the end,” he told France’s Le Parisien newspaper.
He said that while he will not vaccinate by force he is limiting access to social activities in social life for the unvaccinated.
“I won’t send unvaccinated people to prison,” he said. “However we need to tell them, from 15th of January, you will no longer be able to go to the restaurant. You will no longer be able to go for a coffee, you will no longer be able to go to the theatre. You will no longer be able to go to the cinema.”
Macron’s comments have elicited a lot of reactions from different political opponents saying the strong language he used was not worthy of a president.
The Head of State’s comments also prompted Members of Parliament to suspend a debate on the law barring the unvaccinated from much of public life.
The law was expected to be approved in a vote this week.
However it has angered vaccine opponents and several French MPs who claim to have received death threats over the issue.
This comes as mandatory vaccinations are being introduced in several European countries.
Austria plans for the same as from next month as Germany will have a similar move for adults.
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