“The vast majority of Italians have chosen to be vaccinated, and the last Japanese demonstrating in any corner of the Italian squares are haunted by popular abuse, cold and loneliness,” said Renato Brunetta. The Minister of Public Administration Brunetta said in an interview published on Sunday with the Milan daily newspaper “Corriere della Sera”. In Italy, according to the latest estimates by the health authorities, around 6.8 million people are unvaccinated.
According to Brunetta, the Italian government’s strategy is to achieve a 90 percent rate among those who are twice vaccinated, to limit the number of those who have not been vaccinated as much as possible, and to strictly adhere to the restrictions for those who cannot be vaccinated. Brunetta welcomed the fact that, thanks to the restrictions that came into force on Monday, many Italians had undergone an initial vaccination. Immunization with the third dose is also progressing rapidly.
Italy will tighten the rules for unvaccinated people from Monday. Since August the so-called “Green Pass” has to be presented when visiting restaurants, museums, cinemas, theaters and at sporting events. It is valid as proof of a survived corona infection, a vaccination or a negative test result. From December 6th, the 2G rule will apply in these facilities; a “Super Green Pass” is required for this.
From December 15, school staff as well as police officers, soldiers, rescue workers and employees in the health administration must be vaccinated against Covid-19. Health workers, who have been compulsory since April, need a booster vaccination. More than 87 percent of people over the age of twelve in Italy have received at least one dose of vaccine, according to the Ministry of Health. The booster vaccination is possible five months after the second dose.
The government’s new restrictions make everyday life more difficult, especially for the unvaccinated. 3G rules have been in place in the workplace in Italy since October 15th. The regulation will now also be extended to hotels, local public transport and regional rail transport. So far, you only had to prove in long-distance traffic that you were vaccinated, tested negative or recovered. (APA)