Italy requires all workers to present covid health passes

ROME—Italy is making Covid-19 health passes mandatory for all workers in the private and public sectors, in one of the toughest vaccine-promoting measures adopted by any major Western country.

Prime Minister Mario Draghi’s government passed a decree Thursday requiring workers, including those who are self-employed, to have a digital certificate known as a green pass. This shows a person has been fully vaccinated, has recently recovered from Covid-19 or has freshly tested negative for the virus.

The step reflects the government’s belief that Italy’s fragile economy can’t afford another winter of resurgent coronavirus contagion that forces a return to lockdowns.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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