Malta’s vaccine certificate will be officially launched in the coming days, Deputy Prime Minister Chris Fearne has announced.
Speaking during a press conference where he announced herd immunity against COVID-19, Fearne said that the government will be able to enforce new rules of mask-wearing with the help of the certificate.
Fearne said that people will be able to register online and then download the certificate on their smartphone or print it to have a physical copy. While he did not say what the certificates will be used for, he said it would allow a lot of activities to happen.
The Deputy Prime Minister refused to be drawn on a timeline for when everyone can remove their masks, stressing the recommendation will be to wear it for the time being.
Fearne said that the certificate will supplement a similar proposal being rolled out in the EU.
The likes of Israel and Denmark have already rolled out a ‘vaccine pass’ app to allow people to return to establishments such as restaurants and gyms.
It remains to be seen whether or not a similar app will be used in Malta. However, many reluctant to take the jab will argue that imposing such restrictions will create second class citizens.
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