Italy makes COVID vaccination mandatory for over 50s. World

Italy makes COVID vaccination mandatory for over 50s.  World

Council of Ministers Italy Authorized unanimously this Wednesday (5), a new decree-law that makes vaccination against COVID-19 mandatory for people over the age of 50 in the country.

According to the Italian news agency Ansa, which anticipated the draft of the decree, the measure “protects public health and maintains safe conditions for care and support services.”

According to the document, the obligation should begin to take effect by June 15. Those who prove to be unable to vaccinate will be exempted from this liability.

Prime Minister Mario Draghi’s government made vaccinations mandatory for teachers and health professionals from October last year.

Decision is made on the same day Italy According to Italy’s Ministry of Health, a record number of new cases of Covid-19 were reported, with 189,109 cases. There were 231 deaths in 24 hours.

a Italy – One of the first epicenters of the pandemic – has recorded 138,276 deaths from the coronavirus since February 2020. As of this Wednesday, there were 6.76 million confirmed cases.

In Europe, Austria has announced plans to make vaccination mandatory for people over the age of 14 from next month, while in Greece it will be mandatory for people over 60 from January 16.

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