COVID: Italy to require all workers to show “green pass” certificate

Italy is to make it compulsory for all workers to have a Covid “green pass” - proof of vaccination, a negative test or recovery from the virus.
The measures are a first for Europe and some of the strictest in the world.
Anyone without a pass will reportedly face suspension from work and may have their pay stopped after five days.
The measure, due to come into force on 15 October, aims to boost vaccinations in a country that has been badly hit by the virus.
Green pass certificates for Covid-19, provided both digitally and on paper, are already required to access Italian train stations, cinemas, restaurants, gyms and swimming pools.
School staff are also required to show a pass and some teachers have reportedly been turned away from work.
On Thursday, the Italian government approved a new law to extend the requirements to all workplaces and employees across all sectors, including the self-employed.
Businesses and staff could face fines of up to €1,500 (£1,280) if people are found to be working without a valid green pass.
Announcing the decision, Health Minister Roberto Speranza said the new measures would improve safety and “make our vaccination campaign even stronger”.
“The implementation of a pass such as the one we are bringing into force with this decree will, we are certain, help us push forward this vaccination campaign,” he said.
Despite a vocal anti-vaccination minority, Italians have broadly backed the government’s vaccination campaign.
Nearly 65% of Italians have now been fully vaccinated, but infections have been rising, driven by the Delta variant.
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Italy has recorded more than 4.6 million cases of Covid-19 and over 130,000 coronavirus-related deaths since the start of the pandemic, according to Johns Hopkins University data.
The green pass was initially introduced to make travel within the EU more efficient, and several countries have since introduced requirements for people to show the certificate for different reasons.
France requires a health pass for access to restaurants, bars, planes and trains, while Austria and Cyprus are among other EU countries to have used similar schemes.

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Hmmm . Buh this thing is really tough oo. What kraaa is in that vaccine before they are stressing people to go in for it.

Are you seriously asking this question?? Do you know what a vaccine is?

Me I don’t see any reason for asking people to go in for that vaccine. And moreover the way they are stressing the thing on citizens means they have an offer behind that for the country

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You don’t see a reason behind asking people to get a vaccine for something that’s killing people like houseflies? Really?

Who told you that after taking the vaccine to you won’t get the virus. Even if you take the vaccine you can get the virus as well.

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Clearly you don’t know what a vaccine is or how it works. Please educate yourself on the subject.

:joy::joy::joy: . I hr you boss. So those educationist that also refuse to take the vaccine also don’t know what a vaccine is right?

There’s a difference in refusing to take something and how something works or why it’s necessary. I know the health benefits of eating vegetables and fruits, but I don’t eat vegetables and fruits because I don’t like them. That doesn’t make me smart or stupid. So educators not taking vacinnes means nothing to our argument.

I said I don’t see any reason for them forcing it on the people to be vaccinated.

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Reason: To avoid spreading COVID. To keep COVID under control so it doesn’t kill any more people?

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Can you see they are going to sue his administration because of something similar?

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I posted this but I’m still asking myself whether COVID is real

So do you think HIV/AIDS is real?

They’re different things together bro

Why do you believe HIV is real but COVID is not real? The fact that you haven’t got HIV doesn’t mean it’s not real. Fact that you havne’t got COVID doesn’t mean it’s not real.

I hear you but to me it’s un-existence

This is funny. Maybe none of your family members, close friends or neighbor has not being diagnosed with COVID-19 that’s why you’re still not so sure it exist. A very close friend of mine was diagnosed with COVID-19 and if he tells you how he suffered, you would have run to the closest vaccination center to be vaccinated.
Vaccinating isn’t by force though but the more people get infected the more the government spends and that leads to the economy not picking it form as money is spent on those who get infected.
These countries stressing it’s citizens to go in for the vaccine is to minimize the spread, protects it citizens lives as well as saving the country from spending on drugs and other stuffs relating to COVID-19.

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