The Italian government has approved the extension of the state of emergency until March 31 to better deal with the coronavirus pandemic.
At the same time, by decision of the Italian Minister of Health Roberto Speranza, a five-day quarantine is imposed on unvaccinated citizens arriving in Italy from European Union countries. For anyone who has been vaccinated, it will be enough to bring a negative diagnostic test.
As of tomorrow, the mandatory vaccination for police officers, carabinieri, members of the army, teachers and administrative staff working in hospitals and nursing homes will take effect.
Members of the security forces who will not accept to be vaccinated will be stopped from paying their salaries and will be asked to temporarily hand over their weapons, handcuffs, as well as their professional identity.
Anyone who tries to continue working and avoid checks will be fined from 600 to 1,500 euros. For executives and executives who prove to be carrying out incomplete audits, the fine will range from 400 to 1,000 euros.
Regarding teachers and school administrators, compulsory vaccination applies to both public and private school staff.
Today, finally, in Italy, 20,677 cases of coronavirus were recorded and 120 people lost their lives. It is the highest death toll since May 28. 776,363 diagnostic tests were performed, 2.6% of which were positive.
863 patients with Covid-19 are treated in the intensive care units of the country, while there are 7,163 patients in the hospital wards.