Italy: Unvaccinated people banned from public transport, cafes and gyms in Italy | World news

Italy’s unvaccinated face tighter coronavirus restrictions as the country faces a surge in cases.

People wishing to use public transport, cafes, hotels, gyms and a number of other places of daily life must now prove that they have been vaccinated or that they have recovered from a recent COVID infection.

Previously, proof of a negative coronavirus the test was sufficient to use these services.

It comes a month after the Italians learned that vaccination or proof of recent recovery would be required to attend sporting events, concerts, theaters and indoor restaurants.

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Thousands of COVID-19 protesters have taken to the streets in Germany and Italy as governments impose restrictions on vaccines.

The number of daily news COVID-19[female[feminine cases topped 100,000 at the end of December and Sunday’s figure was just over 155,000.

Vaccination rates are high, with 86% of those over 12 being fully vaccinated and almost 75% of those eligible having received a booster.

But two million of the country’s 60 million inhabitants are currently infected with the virus, a situation affecting essential services.

Transport, health and schools are among the most affected, with many workers isolated.

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There are some 16,000 people hospitalized with COVID-19, and 1,600 of them are in intensive care, according to Italian health officials, who said about two-thirds of those admitted to hospital are not vaccinated.

Other restrictions on Italians include warrants to cover the face in the open air and the requirement to wear the most protective FFP2 masks on public transport.

People over the age of 50 will have to get vaccinated starting next month, although Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi has come under fire for what is seen as a toothless tenure, with fines for non-compliance starting at just 100 €.

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