A mixed commission of seven French senators and seven deputies has approved enabling regulations for the reintroduction of coronavirus frontier controls if and when the government wishes to introduce them.

Minister of Health François Braun said he welcomed this consensus to protect the French.

The minister said he would continue to fight for a law enabling the reintroduction of a Health Pass. This would exclude travellers who are either not immunised or not in possession of a negative test.

There is speculation that a rejuvenated Health Pass will come into effect as soon as next month.

On Thursday slightly fewer people were hospitalised in France with coronavirus symptoms compared to Wednesday, the figure falling from 21,010 to 20,877.

PHOTO: Fun-loving Health Minister François Braun Reuters