France to award citizenship to migrants who helped fight COVID-19

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France to award citizenship to migrants who helped fight COVID-19

The French authorities decided to award citizenship to migrants who helped the country to fight the COVID-19 pandemic. It is reported by the BBC.

The French Ministry of the Interior has announced the launch of an accelerated naturalization procedure for health workers, cleaners and store employees. It is reported that more than 700 people have already received citizenship or are in the final stages of obtaining it. In total, about 2,890 applications were received.

Usually, in order to obtain French citizenship, you need to live in the country for five years, as well as prove that you have a stable income and integration into French society. However, migrants who worked at the “front line of the coronavirus” will be able to obtain citizenship only after two years of living in France as a token of gratitude for their “great services” to society.

According to the latest data, 2,547,643 cases of coronavirus infection were detected in France. In total, over 61,820 people died from complications caused by the disease.

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