Vaccine bookings spike after Italy extends Covid pass

Unhappy Italians facing riot police in Turin as they demonstrate against the introduction of a mandatory pass called 'Green Pass' which aims to limit the spread of Covid-19. – AFP pic, September 19, 2021.

BOOKINGS for coronavirus vaccines in Italy spiked this week after the government said all employees must show proof of a jab, negative test or recent recovery from Covid-19, authorities said.

“On a national level, there was a generalised increase in bookings for the first dose of between 20 and 40% compared to last week,” coronavirus commissioner Francesco Figliuolo said in a statement.

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