FRANCE 24 English published this video item, entitled “Return to ‘Plan A’: England lifts Omicron curbs • FRANCE 24 English” – below is their description.
Commuters trooped back to the office in #England on Thursday, with public transport visibly busier, after the government scrapped restrictions imposed to combat the #Omicron #coronavirus variant. The return to “Plan A” measures — ditching legal requirements for face coverings and shelving vaccine passports — comes as the number of positive Covid-19 cases has fallen sharply from record levels. FRANCE 24’s Bénédicte Paviot tells us more.
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In This Story: Vaccine Passports
The concept of vaccine passports was established following the development of vaccinations for Covid-19, in several jurisdictions. While the schemes differ in precise implementations across the globe, those which do operate focus on identifying vaccinated individuals in order to allow them fewer restrictions, for example travel or access to enclosed spaces.
These schemes are somewhat controversial, as a minority view them as restricting freedoms; or an expression of “nanny state” or big state interference in ordinary lives. Others, those who are against vaccination, feel they are too forceful a pressure upon people to become vaccinated.
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