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Starting this week Visitors to museums and other cultural sites in France must provide evidence that they have been vaccinated completely or have recently been tested negative for COVID-19.

This new “health flag” required in places with more than 50 people. People over the age of 18 must present a QR code with vaccination records or a negative PCR test from the previous 48 hours.

By Artnet news, the “health card”, originally used for large – scale events such as concerts and exhibitions, is now being introduced across the country, including restaurants, museums, cinemas, shopping malls and long – distance trains.

“If we don’t today, the number of cases continues to grow, ”French President Emmanuel Macron said in a statement France24.

This new In France, not everyone has complied with the law. Last week, on Bastille Day, more than 20,000 people took to the streets to oppose a “health ticket” as a violation of freedom, and more than 100,000 people joined the protests over the weekend. Associated Press.

There is also museum workers who are skeptical of a health card, which is an effective way to keep COVID-19 out of museums and cultural centers.

“Grant for visitors safe access to museums, last year I tried to get COVID-trained smelling dogs (they are amazing and very effective). I still believe they would be the best solution. Much better than any mandatory QR code, ”said Marc-Olivier Wahler, former director of the Tokyo Palace and current director of the Paris Art Laboratory. Artnet news.

New “health card” can be reached now TousAntiCovid application.

[via Artnet News, cover image via Jean Carlo Emer / Unsplash (CC0)]

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