Foreign Covid workers in France to be fast-tracked for nationality

Citizenship minister, Marlène Schiappa, said France wants to recognise work of foreigners during lockdown

Foreigners working in France on the frontline of the battle against the coronavirus are to be fast-tracked for nationality.

The French government has sent a directive to local officials to “recognise the work of foreign workers during the lockdown” by speeding up their naturalisation. Among those cited for fast-tracking are care workers, refuse collectors, security guards and childminders.

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