During the Cowboys crisis, 12,000 frontline workers were granted French citizenship for their services, benefiting from a fast-track scheme aimed at those whose jobs put them at risk.
Under Special scheme, Workers in essential services can apply for a French passport after two years in France instead of five years.
The scheme also speeds up the application process, which usually takes an average of two years.
About 16,000 people applied for French citizenship through the scheme last year, the citizenship minister said. Marilyn Sheppa said Thursday..
He said that 12,012 were successful. These included health professionals, security and cleaning staff, babysitters of essential workers, refusal collectors, checkout assistants and home help workers.
“These frontline workers responded to the call of the nation, so it is normal for the nation to take a step towards them,” Shepa said. Thanks to him, the country moved forward.
During the first lockdown in April 2020, when Covid epidemic At its height, the French government thanked the staff of French hospitals and nursing homes for their services. Tax free bonus Between 1,000 and 500 1,500.
Then in August 2020, some 320,000 home care workers were given bonuses of up to 1,000.
A total of 61,371 people were granted French citizenship in 2020, down 20% from 2019.