All health workers in France must get COVID-19 jabs and anyone wanting to get into a cinema or board a train will need to show proof of vaccination or a negative test under new rules announced by President Emmanuel Macron on Monday.
In a Reuters report, sweeping measures were enforced to combat a surge in infections.
Macron said vaccination would not be compulsory for the general public for now but stressed that restrictions would focus on those who are not vaccinated.
“We must go towards vaccination of all French people, it is the only way towards a normal life,” Macron said in a televised address to the nation.
Health Minister Olivier Veran said health workers would not be allowed to go to work and would not be paid if they are not vaccinated against COVID-19 by Sept. 15.