The unvaccinated banned from public transport, cafes, gyms: Italy

FILE PIC: People wear face masks to prevent the spread of COVID-19 as they walk near the ancient Colosseum in Rome on October 3, 2020. / AP

FILE PIC: People wear face masks to prevent the spread of COVID-19 as they walk near the ancient Colosseum in Rome on October 3, 2020. / AP

People who have yet to receive a coronavirus vaccine in Italy can now no longer access public places as the European nation tries to curb the surge in pandemic cases.

According to authorities, those who wish to travel using public transport, or even visit cafes, hotels, gyms and a number of other places of daily life will need to show that they are vaccinated or that they are getting vaccinated. are recovering from a recent coronavirus infection.

Previously, proof of a negative test was enough just to access the services mentioned above.

In December 2021, residents of the country were told that vaccination or proof of recent recovery would be required to attend sporting events, music concerts and indoor dining.

Italy reported more than 100,000 COVID-19 infections last month, a figure that topped 155,000 last Sunday.

More than 86 percent of the people of the European nation have been vaccinated, with people over 12 years of age fully vaccinated and nearly 75 percent of eligible people being boosted.

But two million of the country’s 60 million inhabitants are currently infected with the virus, a situation affecting essential services.

Transport, health and schools are among the most affected, with many workers isolated.

(With the contribution of the agencies)

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