Covid-19: France rewards hundreds of frontline migrant workers with citizenship


By Mukwuzi Joseph

France will reward hundreds of migrant frontline workers in the fight against Covid-19 by granting them citizenship. 

The interior ministry invited people who ‘actively contributed’ to the fight against coronavirus to apply for fast-track naturalisation in September.

Some 3,000 workers applied, of whom 74 have now been granted a French passport with another 693 in the final stages of becoming citizens, junior minister for citizenship Marlene Schiappa said yesterday.

The move comes as France announced a draft law that would ban anti-vaxxers from using public transport.

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