New restrictions on unvaccinated people in Italy came into force today (Monday) in an effort to reduce the spread of COVID-19 ahead of tjhe Christmas holiday.
The unvaccinated are no longer allowed in public places like restaurants, theaters and museums
The new restrictions will remain in place until January 15.
Around 85 percent of the eligible population who are over the age of 12 have been vaccinated. That amounts to arund 77 percent of the total population.
People between the ages of 30 and 60 have proven reluctant to get vaccinated, and 3.5 million still haven’t received their first dose. This is the group that is now being hardest hit by the virus, according to Silvio Brusaferro of Italy’s National Health Institute.
According to the Institute, new cases of COVID-19 is on the rise in the country for the past six weeks and this has raised concerns ahead of the Christmas holidays.
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