” Antivax“. A phenomenon that appeared in the world, when the ” debate »On the vaccine pass has been launched in several countries, notably in France. Today, it is topical in Morocco, after the competent authorities decided to impose the vaccination pass from Thursday, October 21, without precisely launching this famous debate with citizens and discussing with them.
On the contrary ! The authorities, who could not convince the most skeptical to adhere to the vaccination, preferred to put the unvaccinated in front of the fait accompli and threw the ball to the professionals of the private and public sector to manage this ” confrontation “So dreaded, especially since the start of the national vaccination campaign, the authorities have assured us that the vaccine will never be compulsory. What then does the obligation of the vaccination pass mean, ask the ” antivax “?
Since the dreaded announcement, social networks have been crumbling under the posts and comments of opponents of the vaccine pass. An attack on individual freedoms, how can you ensure that your personal data is protected, are the staff of the establishments concerned able to identify a vaccination pass? These are the questions that unvaccinated citizens (but also those who have been vaccinated) ask themselves, who find themselves overnight, forced to make a decision, and failing that, deprived of several essential activities.
With the entry into force this Thursday, October 21 of the vaccine pass, its application in the places concerned did not seem immediate. Indeed, MoroccoLatestNews visited several cafes in the capital where no one asked to see a vaccination pass.
Puzzle for catering and tourism professionals
When asked about this, a cafe manager clearly told us that he was not ” authority officer or a police officer to check or block customers at the entrance to his business“. Same story in one of the capital’s banks. No control of the vaccination pass at the entrance of the premises, which suggests that the private sector is not so happy with this decision ” hasty “ taken by authorities to urge unvaccinated people to do so. In addition, other semi-public establishments preferred to inform their customers by message on the need for the vaccination pass in the event of an on-site visit.
For restaurateurs, who are going through a difficult period, the closures and curfews imposed by public authorities to limit the spread of the phantom virus? damaged their business. There are even some who have closed shop. Those who still resist eagerly await full openness.
According to several restaurant owners questioned by MoroccoLatestNews, the extension of the curfew until 11 p.m. in addition to the imposition of a vaccination pass on customers represents the scenario ” nightmarish »Professionals in the sector. For these last ones, ” if you impose a vaccination pass, you have to open as before the pandemic, that is to say until 1 a.m. It is quite logical“, Considers AM, owner of a restaurant in the metropolis.
Reached by our editorial staff, the president of the National Association of Cafés and Restaurant Bosses of Morocco, Noureddine Harrak, believes that restaurateurs cannot be subjected to the curfew and barrier measures in addition to the vaccination pass, categorically rejecting this idea, like what is done in Europe.
Noureddine Harrak explains this refusal by the fact that it is not up to them, the restaurateurs, to manage the vaccination of citizens or to impose the pass on their customers, but on the competent authorities. ” We cannot start to deny our customers access to the restaurant just because they are not vaccinated. It is inconceivable. It is not our role. It is up to the authorities to manage this vaccination component. It’s easy to say, but difficult to apply in Morocco. We must not forget that there is a large category of young citizens who refuse to be vaccinated“, He said.