(RoyalPatriot.com )- We’ve heard some ridiculous rules coming from politicians during the COVID-19 pandemic, but this latest rule from France might just be the straw that broke the camels back.
Reports suggest that France will ban the sale of concessions, including popcorn, from cinemas from January 3. The rule also applies to all food sold on public transport.
The reason? They want to stop the spread of the Omicron variant of COVID-19.
Yeah, we’re confused too.
French Prime Minister Jean Castex announced the new rules during a December 27 press conference, explaining how indoor events will be allowed to go ahead with a maximum of 2,000 attendees, and outdoor events can go ahead with a maximum number of 5,000 attendees.
So, thousands of people can gather for an event, but eating popcorn is just too dangerous?
And while the Omicron variant of COVID-19 continues to spread across the world, infecting mostly vaccinated people, the French government is now debating whether or not to implement vaccine mandates for people accessing “leisure venues.”
If vaccinated and boosted people can catch Omicron, then what’s the point?
In the United States, 80% of new Omicron cases are vaccinated people. In Germany, it’s around 90%.
If the vaccine mandate does eventually go ahead, it is expected to be implemented by January 15.
Under current French rules, people are required to show a negative COVID-19 test in order to enter all manner of popular leisure venues, including cinemas.