The New York Times reports:
Italy set a new bar on Friday for major Western democracies seeking to move beyond the pandemic by putting in place a sweeping law that requires the nation’s entire work force — public and private — to have government-issued health passes.
The measure requires workers to show proof of vaccination, a negative rapid swab test or recent recovery from Covid-19 before returning to offices, schools, hospitals or other work places.
Under the new rules, those who do not have a Green Pass, as Italy’s health pass is called, must take unpaid leave. Employers will be responsible for verifying the certificates, for the most part a cellphone app. Workers risk fines of up to 1,500 euros ($1,760) for not complying.
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Italy’s Covid Vaccine Mandate Comes Into Force, a First for a Western Democracy
All workers across public and private sectors are now required to be vaccinated or take frequent coronavirus testshttps://t.co/LvThzmSZon
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