Macron says France should use health pass for access to mass events

French President Macron in Montpellier

PARIS (Reuters) – French people who attend events that attract big crowds should use a new “health pass” to gain entry, French President Emmanuel Macron said in a interview with regional newspapers.

“The health pass should not be mandatory for access to everyday things such as restaurants, theatres and cinemas or to go see friends. But for places with big crowds, such as stadiums, festivals, trade fairs or exhibitions, it would be absurd not to use it,” Macron said.

Macron also said that from May 1, COVID-19 vaccinations will be made available to obese people over the age of 18.

(Reporting by Geert De Clercq; Editing by Hugh Lawson)

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