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French DJ David Guetta says fair if festivals require vaccinations

DUBAI (Reuters) -With the live music industry shut down by the pandemic, celebrated French DJ David Guetta said it would be fair for festivals in the future to restrict entry to those vaccinated against the coronavirus.

Guetta, 53, who said he has received the first dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine, has urged fans to get vaccinated but says he understands and respects that it is a personal decision.

“I think it is absolutely fair. People have the right not to get vaccinated but they cannot impose on other people the risk of making them sick,” he told Reuters on Tuesday.

He also said it would be fair for cities and countries to restrict entry to those vaccinated too.

Globally, there have been at least 103,371,000 reported COVID-19 cases and 2,235,000 deaths caused by the disease so far.

In Guetta’s native France, one of the hardest-hit countries in Europe and in

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French opera stage hand is accused of sabotage

An opera singer was nearly killed on a French stage in what prosecutors say was a sabotage plot connected to a feud between stage hands. 

American tenor Robert Dean Smith had to roll out of the way of a 467lbs boulder which was supposed to be suspended by cables two feet above him, but failed to come to a stop as planned. 

It caused the audience to burst into laughter as his character was supposed to be dead, with the boulder symbolising his character’s gravestone in the Richard Wagner opera.

But the incident – which saw the huge rock fall to within four inches of the stage before someone triggered an emergency brake – prompted a six-year police investigation which has led to charges against a stage hand called Nicolas S. 

Prosecutors accuse him of tampering with a computer system which controlled the cables in order to discredit a colleague

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