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- bar /bar/
- municipal /myoo-NIS-uh-puhl/
- conviviality /kuhn-viv-ee-AL-i-tee/
- revelry /REV-uhl-ree/
- admissible /ad-MIS-uh-buhl/
[verb] – to prevent something or someone from doing something or going somewhere, or to not allow something
He was barred from the competition because of his wrong conduct.
[adjective] – of or belonging to a town or city
The municipal officials have ordered the police to guard the city barriers.
[noun] – the quality of being friendly and making people feel happy and welcome
The great food and music created an atmosphere of conviviality among guests during the event.
[noun] – a situation in which people are drinking, dancing, singing, etc. at a party or in public, especially in a noisy way
The revelry at the bar continued throughout the night.
[adjective] – considered satisfactory and acceptable in a law court
The court judge ruled that shown evidence was admissible.
Massive public revelries and fireworks displays were curbed in France on New Year’s Eve, as it shut down nightclubs (excluding bars). Additionally, guests, whether vaccinated or not, were required to take a COVID-19 self-test before they could attend year-end get-togethers. Moreover, starting this year, only vaccinated individuals are allowed to get a “health pass” to several establishments like bars, restaurants, medical facilities, and cultural venues. “It’s not admissible that a minority of French people who refuse to get vaccinated puts at risk the life of a whole country, and the daily life of a large majority of French people who’ve played ball since the beginning of this pandemic,” Castex said. Currently, several hundred Omicron cases have been recorded in France, becoming the dominant strain by mid-January. However, Castex noted that there is currently no information that suggests it is more contagious than the Delta variant and that existing COVID-19 vaccines are effective based on data.
- How did you celebrate New Year’s Eve?
- What are some of the COVID-19 protocols still being implemented in your country?
- How would you like to spend the next holiday season this 2022?
- In your opinion, do health protocols like what France has done are effective?
- Should other countries follow France in barring huge outdoor gatherings to prevent the spread of COVID-19? Please explain your answer.