(Belga) French Prime Minister Jean Castex on Wednesday urged deputies to “debate as quickly as possible” around the text establishing the vaccination pass, the examination of which was suspended Tuesday evening after controversial remarks by President Emmanuel Macron.
“It is your responsibility to debate as quickly as possible, taking into account the situation of our country, of Europe, of the world”, declared Mr. Castex, who invited himself in a scalded hemicycle by the exit of the Head of State, decided to “piss off the unvaccinated”. “Yes, there is a difficulty with those of our fellow citizens who refuse to be vaccinated”, insisted Jean Castex, according to whom “it is not insulting anyone, it is reality”. “To be free does not mean infecting others with impunity, it does not mean overloading our healthcare services which are already under strain,” said the head of government, calling for “the individual responsibility of each citizen of the Republic “. The Prime Minister had decided to go to the National Assembly on Wednesday afternoon, where his presence had been requested as early as Tuesday evening by the opposition after the publication of the interview with the Head of State who had put the fire in the ranks of the opposition. Summoned by the presidents of parliamentary groups to distance himself from the words of the Head of State, he refused to do so. During the debates, the Minister of Health Olivier Véran told him that 335,000 new Covid-19 contaminations should be recorded in France on Wednesday, a record, after 271,686 cases the day before. He also welcomed the fact that 66,000 new French people received a first dose of vaccine on Wednesday, a figure that had not been reached since October 1, implying that this clear increase was linked to the debates on the past. vaccine and the controversial remarks of Emmanuel Macron. (Belga)