Italy’s unvaccinated face stricter coronavirus restrictions as the country grapples with an outbreak.
Individuals wishing to use public transportation, coffee shops, hotels, gyms, and a variety of other everyday venues must now show proof of vaccination or recovery from a recent COVID infection.
It comes less than a month after Italians were informed that vaccination or proof of recent recovery would be required for admission to sports events, concerts, theatres, and indoor restaurants.
In Frankfurt, police detain a protester opposing COVID-19 measures.
Thousands of COVID-19 protesters took to the streets of Germany and Italy in response to the introduction of vaccine restrictions by their governments.
The daily COVID-19 case count surpassed 100,000 in late December, and was just over 155,000 on Sunday.
Vaccination rates are high, with 86 percent of those over the age of 12 receiving a full vaccination and nearly 75 percent receiving a booster.
However, two million of the country’s 60 million people are currently infected with the virus, putting critical services at risk.