17 August 2022,   18:06
Thousands in Italy protest against tougher regulations to contain coronavirus

Thousands of people in Italy took to the streets to oppose the government’s health policies, as tougher regulations have been introduced to counter a surge in case numbers.

Some 3,000 people in Rome gathered to protest against what is known as the “green pass”. The EU’s digital coronavirus certificate is also called the green pass in Italy.

There were also demonstrations in Milan, Turin and Naples, according to Corriere della Sera newspaper.

The Italian government has recently tightened measures to combat a rise in infection numbers, with tougher rules applying to indoor activities.

From August 6, people will need proof of vaccination, a negative test result or evidence of recovery from COVID-19 for indoor dining or to enter museums, gyms and swimming pools, among other public places.