From Monday, the 2G rule will apply in most areas of public life in Austria to combat the corona pandemic. But the tightening is also causing discussions abroad – including in Italy. Franco Locatelli is President of Italy’s Supreme Council of Judges. He advises the government on coronavirus matters. However, he does not consider a lockdown for unvaccinated people in his country to be feasible. “A lockdown (only) for non-vaccinated people would be problematic both from an operational point of view and in terms of compliance with constitutional principles. I don’t think that this could be a solution for Italy, ”Locatelli said in a TV interview.
In Italy there have been increased demonstrations against the 3G rule in recent weeks. These are being watched critically by the government and experts. It was only on Saturday that thousands of people in Milan and Trieste took to the streets again to protest against the Green Pass. In Trieste there were even clashes between the demonstrators and the police. According to the police, 18 demonstrators were reported.
Eleven people were reported at a similar rally in Milan. “These demonstrations are difficult to understand and almost unjustified, especially when they lead to the rioting that sometimes shaped them,” said Locatelli. The demonstrations are also a thorn in the side of business people, especially since they have to accept high losses on the Saturday afternoons, which are important for shopping.