It is expected Italy limit access to certain places closed to people which has not been vaccinated against him covid-19, in an attempt to avoid an increase of infections While Europe is struggling with one new wave of epidemic, according to two government sources.
The government will approve a decree which only allows those who are vaccinated or that they have recovered recently from virus enter places as cinemas, restaurants and Hotel from December 6thsources said after a meeting with authorities with health experts.
The country is also likely to extend the mandatory vaccination – which is already in place for health care workers – to teachers and police from December 15, according to sources.
A government meeting to ratify the new measures is scheduled for 1430 GMT.
Italy has seen a steady increase in the number of infections in recent weeks, but a successful vaccination campaign has kept the epidemic in check.
Strong hand in Europe
Other European nations are tightening restrictions and a new lock has been established in neighboring Austria.
The new Italian measures will tighten the requirements for obtaining the mobility card, which allows vaccinated people to have access to leisure activities and services, to exclude people who have received a negative test in the last 48 hours but have not been vaccinated, sources say.
The duration of the pass will also be shortened from one year to nine months, according to sources, who said the measure aims to encourage people to get booster injections.
The number of daily infections in Italy is around 10,000 today, up from 20,000 during the same period last year, when hundreds of deaths were reported every day.