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Italy increases pressure on the unvaccinated and bans them from public transport

The Italian Government decreed that unvaccinated people who have not had coronavirus they will not be able to use public transport nor consume in restaurants in the open air starting next January 10.

Premier Mario Draghi ruled that from January 10 to at least March 31, people who do not show a certificate of vaccination or recovery from the disease will not be able to take public transport, go to “hotels or receptive structures” or use “outdoor restaurant services.”

The decree signed this Wednesday night seeks to accelerate the vaccination campaign in the country amid the spread of the Ómicron variant of the coronavirus, by which this Thursday the country registered 98,020 new cases, the highest since the start of the pandemic.

Until now, to travel by train and by plane it was enough to be in possession of a “basic” health pass, which could be obtained thanks to vaccination, but also with a negative test.

With the new decree, it will only be possible for those who have the so-called “reinforced green pass” that is obtained only with vaccination or certificate of recovery.

The new provisions, taken in agreement with the Scientific Technical Committee that advises the Government, also eliminated the mandatory quarantine for vaccinated people who have been in contact with a positive case of coronavirus.

The measures will be in effect for the duration of the so-called “state of emergency” at the national level, extended until March 31.

With information from Télam

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