Now Italy is set for 'lockdown of the unvaccinated'

Now Italy is set for 'lockdown of the unvaccinated'
Now Italy is set for 'lockdown of the unvaccinated'

Italy is considering a lockdown of the unvaccinated, the latest European state to follow the medical apartheid imposed by Austria.

Vienna on Monday ordered two million people who have not been fully vaccinated to stay at home for all but essential reasons, threatening fines of up to £1,237 for rule breakers.

And Germany's incoming government has said that it wants unvaccinated people to be barred from going to work and travelling on public transport amid what Angela Merkel calls 'dramatic' infection levels. 

Now five Italian governors are backing the same approach amid a ferociously accelerating fourth wave of the virus in the EU's worst affected country - Italy's Covid death toll stands at more than 133,000.

There were 7,815 new coronavirus cases in Italy on Tuesday and 74 new deaths, increases of 28 per cent and 9 per cent respectively on the same day last week. 

'Eventual new lockdowns should not have to be suffered by those who are vaccinated. Restrictions should only apply to those who are not immunized,' said Massimiliano Fedriga, governor of Friuli-Venezia Giulia in the country's northeast.

The governors of Tuscany, Calabria, Liguria and Piedmont agree with Fedriga.  

2: A nurse assists a Covid-19 patient, in the new ward to deal with the Covid-19 emergency set up in the Fiera del Levante, on November 12, in Bari, Italy

2: A nurse assists a Covid-19 patient, in the new ward to deal with the Covid-19 emergency set up in the Fiera del Levante, on November 12, in Bari, Italy

There were 7,815 new Covid-19 cases in Italy on Tuesday, an increase of 28 per cent on the same day last week

There were 7,815 new Covid-19 cases in Italy on Tuesday, an increase of 28 per cent on the same day last week

There were 74 new deaths in Italy on Tuesday, a rise of 9 per cent on the same day last week

There were 74 new deaths in Italy on Tuesday, a rise of 9 per cent on the same day last week 

Italy has one of the best vaccination rates in Europe, with 84 per cent of the population double-jabbed, however seven million have refused to take it.

They also have a vigorous anti-vaxx movement within the country which has been rocked by protests against the Green Pass, a vaccine passport which is required to dine indoors, visit museums and cinemas and for long-distance public transport.

But a growing number of Italian politicians are adamant that Rome must push ahead with a lockdown for the unvaccinated. 

Former prime minister Matteo Renzi tweeted: 'You're not vaccinated? Then stay at home.'

It comes as Merkel today branded Germany's Covid situation 'dramatic' and called for harsher measures to curb the pandemic even as more states lockdown their unvaccinated citizens. 

Mrs Merkel warned 'we are in such an emergency', and called for new laws that would automatically trigger tough lockdown measures in any state that hits a certain threshold for Covid hospital admissions.

The incoming Social Democrat (SDP) government on Tuesday warned that unvaccinated people will be barred from going to work and travelling on public transport.   

The new government will also recommend that everyone should work from home unless they have a 'compelling business reason'.

'This is actually a lockdown for the unvaccinated,' said Dirk Wiese, the deputy head of the SPD parliamentary group. Around 14 million Germans eligible to be vaccinated have not taken up the offer. 

State leaders are already rushing to implement their own lockdown measures which largely targeted the unvaccinated - making it harder for them to access public spaces and services without having a jab. 

Thirteen of the country's 16 federal states now have or are planning to implement rules that restrict the activities of people based largely on their vaccination status.

So-called 2G rules restrict access to various buildings and spaces to people who have either been double-jabbed or previously infected with Covid. 

It is a stricter form of the 3G rule, which allows un-jabbed people to enter provided they have tested negative for the virus.

Angela Merkel has called for tougher lockdown measures in Germany and an extension of the state of emergency as Covid cases soar to record levels

Angela Merkel has called for tougher lockdown measures in Germany and an extension of the state of

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