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France to Lift Vaccine Pass Once Surgeries Stop Being Postponed

France’s government will lift its vaccine pass, which came into effect this week and prevents unvaccinated people from taking part in most social activities, once the number of hospital patients has fallen sufficiently to allow elective surgery to resume.

Even though the Omicron variant isn’t having as much of an impact on hospitals as prior strains, the occupation rate of beds remains high, French government spokesman Gabriel Attal told reporters after a cabinet meeting.