French President Macron of France has given a steer warning to citizens of France who are unvaccinated against Covid-19. He plans to make life difficult for them.
French President Macron says he intends to limit access to activities and public places for the unvaccinated.
French President Macron in an interview with Le Parisien on January 4, said he hope to encourage people to get vaccinated by limiting them from activities and public places as much as possible. President Macron who is yet to announce if he will run for next term said he will not force them to vaccinate.
“We will inform the unvaccinated that from 15 January, they won’t be able to go to the restaurant, coffee, worship centres, cinema but we won’t send them to prison”
French President Macron says he has learned to love the French, but it seems he especially likes to despise them.
Far-right leader Marine le Pen tweeted saying “A president shouldn’t say that, Emmanuel Macron is unworthy of his office.”
Leftist politician Jean-Luc Melenchon described the President’s remarks as an “astonishing confession”.
President Macron’s comments came as a bill on Covid passes was delayed by opposition MPs working against the government.
A debate in the parliament on the bill, which would ban the unvaccinated from much of public life, was prevented from continuing on Tuesday.
The legislation was expected to be approved in a vote this week, but it has angered vaccine opponents and several French MPs have said they have received death threats over the issue.
France has one of the highest Covid vaccination rates in the European Union, with more than 90% of the adult population getting double vaccination.
For a while now, the authorities has asked people to present either proof of vaccination or a negative Covid test to access many public venues.
The country reported 271,686 new daily Covid cases on Tuesday.