Italy: Unvaccinated people banned from public transport, coffee shops and gyms


Italy’s unvaccinated face stricter coronavirus restrictions as the country grapples with an outbreak.

Individuals wishing to use public transportation, coffee shops, hotels, gyms, and a variety of other everyday venues must now show proof of vaccination or recovery from a recent COVID infection.

It comes less than a month after Italians were informed that vaccination or proof of recent recovery would be required for admission to sports events, concerts, theatres, and indoor restaurants.

In Frankfurt, police detain a protester opposing COVID-19 measures.

Thousands of COVID-19 protesters took to the streets of Germany and Italy in response to the introduction of vaccine restrictions by their governments.

The daily COVID-19 case count surpassed 100,000 in late December, and was just over 155,000 on Sunday.

Vaccination rates are high, with 86 percent of those over the age of 12 receiving a full vaccination and nearly 75 percent receiving a booster.

However, two million of the country’s 60 million people are currently infected with the virus, putting critical services at risk.

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Source: Coffee Talk

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