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Italy makes vaccination mandatory from 50
The vaccination rate in Italy is relatively high, but there is room for improvement. Considering the number of cases of intimidation from Omikron, the government is expanding the mandatory vaccination to certain professional groups. Now everyone over the age of 50 should be vaccinated.
Due to the epidemic, the Italian government is introducing a mandatory corona vaccine for people over 50 years of age. “We are coming forward to reduce the pressure on clinics, among those at risk of hospitalization,” Prime Minister Mario Draghi said on Wednesday evening. From February 15, the 2G rule in force will apply to those over 50 years of age. That is, in order to go to work, they must have been vaccinated against Govt-19 or have recovered from the disease.
Until now, the “green pass” was mandatory for all employees in Italy, i.e. proof of vaccination, recovery or negative test. A negative rapid test is approved for 48 hours.
“These measures are aimed at keeping hospitals functioning properly and at the same time opening schools and businesses,” Draki explained of the new measures. Mandatory vaccination has also been extended to university staff. This was already in practice in schools, health care and the police. The terms will come into effect when they appear in the official journal. At first it was not known when that would be.
The 3G rule applies to bodybuilding services such as hairdressers. So you need at least one negative corona test. This restriction also applies to access to government offices, post offices, banks and shops. Shops and pharmacies for daily necessities are excluded.
Dealing with omigran variations in schools over the past few days has also been a matter of controversy. The boys and girls will go back to class from Monday. Draghi always spoke in favor of avoiding distance education. In elementary schools, if there are two infections, everyone in a class must go home for ten days. In high school, distance education is planned for only three corona cases. In the case of two, everyone who is not encouraged at home or healed 120 days ago should attend home class.
Italy is currently facing an unprecedented number of new epidemics. More than 189,000 cases were counted on Wednesday and more than 170,000 on Tuesday. 74% of the population is fully vaccinated.
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