Growing concerns have been raised over the increasing number of people hospitalised for COVID-19 in France.
Health authorities said that those treated in intensive care units (ICU) stood at the highest levels in more than two months.
This came as concerns grow across the country over a new coronavirus wave due to the widespread spread of the Delta variant.
Moreover, health authorities said that the new wave has put a renewed strain on the health system.
Thus, legislators have passed a virus bill requiring the pass in most places as of August 9 as virus infections are spiking and hospitalisations are rising.
As viral infections are soaring and hospitalisations are on the rise, legislation was passed
on August 9 requiring the health-pass to be presented in most places.
According to polls, most of France’s population support the move. However, some opposition remains.
The Health-pass requires proof of vaccination, a negative PCR test result or a recent recovery from Covid-19.
The effort, largely viewed as a way of encouraging the population to get a COVID-19 jab,
has stretched thin those carrying out the millions of tests.
Thus, French citizens had rushed to get coronavirus vaccines.
What is Health Pass System?
Health passes are digital or paper certificates that show if someone has received at least one jab, has tested negative or has recently recovered from COVID-19.
Digital Health Pass will help businesses to verify health credentials for employees,
customers, fans and travellers entering their site based on their own criteria.
Although a majority say they support the system, thousands have rejected it. They say it is
an infringement of their basic rights.
Privacy is key. The digital wallet can allow individuals to maintain control of their personal health information and determine what they share, with whom, and for what purpose.