China News Service, February 15. According to Euronet, citing EUN News Agency, the Italian Minister of Health signed a decree stating that from February 15, employees over the age of 50 without a green pass will not be allowed to enter the workplace.
According to the decree, from February 15, all employees of public or private enterprises who are 50 years old or older must present proof of vaccination or proof of recovery when entering the workplace.
The decree, which applies to Italian citizens, foreign immigrants and freelancers, will last until at least June 15.
Violators are reported to be fined between 600 euros and 1,500 euros, doubled if they violate the rules again, and employers who fail to enforce the rules will be fined between 400 and 1,000 euros.
The rule applies to public officials such as healthcare workers, police, teachers, emergency services, and private sector employees.
"We have to strictly require people over 50 to get a super green pass. We have no doubts about the choice made, and we must absolutely stick to it," said Italy's deputy health minister.
In an interview with the media on the 14th, the scientific advisor of the Italian Ministry of Health and the director of the National Institute of Advanced Health said that the green pass and the new crown vaccination will be the two pillars of measures against the new crown virus.
He stressed that the new coronavirus will not go away, it will be a member of our list of known diseases, and it is much more serious than the flu.
While the COVID-19 curve is falling, this is not the end of the pandemic, the virus continues to spread.
There are still more than 5 million people in Italy who have not yet been vaccinated against the new crown, resulting in high deaths.
Covid-19 is still very scary and dangerous for the unvaccinated.
Since the outbreak of the new crown pneumonia epidemic in February 2020, the number of deaths in Italy has risen to 151,296. The death toll is second only to the United Kingdom, the second highest in Europe and the eighth highest death rate in the world.