Italy to require COVID-19 ‘pass’ for many activities


              Italian Premier Mario Draghi, center, sits beside Justice Minister Marta Cartabia, left, and Health Minister Roberto Speranza during a press conference at Chigi Palace government office in Rome, Thursday, July 22, 2021. With COVID-19 cases rising again, Italy will start requiring people to have a so-called “green pass” to access venues like gyms, museums and indoor restaurants. Certification that one is vaccinated, has recovered from COVID-19 in the last six months or tested negative in the previous 48 hours will let people dine at indoor restaurants, go to movies, sports events, casinos and other indoor recreational venues. (Roberto Monaldo/LaPresse via AP)
            
              Italian Premier Mario Draghi speaks at a press conference at Chigi Palace government office in Rome, Thursday, July 22, 2021. With daily COVID-19 cases sharply rising again, Italy will soon require people to have a so-called “green pass” to access venues like gyms, museums and indoor restaurants in a bid to avoid a return to pandemic lockdowns devastating for the economy.  Certification that one has received at least one vaccine dose in the last nine months, has recovered from COVID-19 in the last six months or tested negative in the previous 48 hours will let people dine at tables inside restaurants or cafes, go to movies, sports events, casinos, town fairs or other leisure venues. Premier Mario Draghi's government approved a decree Thursday ordering the measures. (Roberto Monaldo/LaPresse via AP)
            
              Italian Premier Mario Draghi attends a press conference at Chigi Palace government office in Rome, Thursday, July 22, 2021. With COVID-19 cases rising again, Italy will start requiring people to have a so-called “green pass” to access venues like gyms, museums and indoor restaurants. Certification that one is vaccinated, has recovered from COVID-19 in the last six months or tested negative in the previous 48 hours will let people dine at indoor restaurants, go to movies, sports events, casinos and other indoor recreational venues. (Roberto Monaldo/LaPresse via AP)