Swiss voters firmly backed the law behind the country’s Covid pass in a referendum despite the protests in Switzerland on Sunday. Following a tense campaign marked by unprecedented levels of hostility.
The law provides the legal basis for the so-called Covid certificate to indicate that a person has been vaccinated or has recovered from the disease.
Protests in Switzerland against covid passport
Demonstrators took to the streets, despite the weather, against a new Covid-19 health pass law in front of the Swiss Federal Palace, the Bundeshaus, in Bern, Switzerland
Opponents claimed the certificate, which has been required since September for access to restaurants and other indoor spaces and activities, is creating an “apartheid” system.
Final results showed 62 percent supported the law in a contest that saw voters surge to fill in their ballots.
The 65 percent turnout was the fourth-highest since women were granted the vote in 1971, in Switzerland, the average referendum turnout is 46 percent.
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