People gather during a protest against Italy’s green pass at the Circus Maximus in Rome on Friday. Photo: AFP
People gather during a protest against Italy’s green pass at the Circus Maximus in Rome on Friday. Photo: AFP

Thousands protest in Italy as tough coronavirus ‘green pass’ rules take effect

  • All workers must now show proof of vaccination, recent recovery from Covid-19 or a negative test, or face being declared absent without pay
  • More than 85 per cent of Italians over the age of 12 qualify for the pass, but up to 3 million workers are estimated to be unvaccinated

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
People gather during a protest against Italy’s green pass at the Circus Maximus in Rome on Friday. Photo: AFP
People gather during a protest against Italy’s green pass at the Circus Maximus in Rome on Friday. Photo: AFP
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