▲ A restaurant in Atlanta that announces its policy of rejecting unvaccinated people

As the number of confirmed cases is increasing in the southern United States, where the rate of vaccination for COVID-19 is low, a restaurant owner decided to refuse a customer who had not been vaccinated, and even received death threats, local media reported.

According to reports, a restaurant in eastern Atlanta, Georgia, in southern Georgia, recently decided to require all customers to have a vaccination record, and posted a notice on social media and businesses.

Accordingly, guests who wish to enter the restaurant must show the staff an original vaccination certificate or a photo of the certificate.

But after the restaurant posted a policy to require vaccination records, the restaurant received massive protests on social media, and even the owner of the restaurant received death threats, local media reported.

Southern states, including Georgia, have a strong anti-vaccine sentiment and have relatively low vaccination rates compared to other parts of the United States.

Georgia's COVID-19 vaccination rate is 38.6%, the 10th lowest among the 50 states in the United States.