France rolls out Covid health pass as cases soar – BBC News

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    A new Covid health pass has come into effect in France amid a surge of new infections.

    From Wednesday, people need proof of vaccination, a negative test or recent recovery from Covid to enter most museums and cinemas.

    Lawmakers will debate whether to extend its use for entry to cafes, restaurants and shopping malls.

    The country has seen an increase of 150% in infections in a week, as the highly contagious Delta variant spreads.

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