ANL 11.24 Increased By ▲ 0.71 (6.74%)
ASC 10.25 Increased By ▲ 0.64 (6.66%)
ASL 11.02 Increased By ▲ 0.48 (4.55%)
AVN 73.10 Increased By ▲ 4.10 (5.94%)
BOP 5.99 Increased By ▲ 0.08 (1.35%)
CNERGY 5.17 Decreased By ▼ -0.10 (-1.9%)
FFL 6.94 Increased By ▲ 0.39 (5.95%)
FNEL 6.14 Increased By ▲ 0.11 (1.82%)
GGGL 12.33 Increased By ▲ 0.93 (8.16%)
GGL 16.41 Increased By ▲ 1.21 (7.96%)
GTECH 10.03 Increased By ▲ 0.86 (9.38%)
HUMNL 6.70 Increased By ▲ 0.31 (4.85%)
KEL 2.60 Increased By ▲ 0.05 (1.96%)
KOSM 3.03 Increased By ▲ 0.14 (4.84%)
MLCF 29.10 Increased By ▲ 1.17 (4.19%)
PACE 3.06 Increased By ▲ 0.02 (0.66%)
PIBTL 6.13 Increased By ▲ 0.11 (1.83%)
PRL 15.27 Increased By ▲ 0.12 (0.79%)
PTC 7.20 Increased By ▲ 0.33 (4.8%)
SILK 1.06 Increased By ▲ 0.03 (2.91%)
SNGP 26.50 Increased By ▲ 0.37 (1.42%)
TELE 10.92 Increased By ▲ 0.74 (7.27%)
TPL 9.63 Increased By ▲ 0.75 (8.45%)
TPLP 16.65 Increased By ▲ 1.01 (6.46%)
TREET 30.64 Increased By ▲ 0.64 (2.13%)
TRG 77.15 Increased By ▲ 1.90 (2.52%)
UNITY 22.80 Increased By ▲ 1.10 (5.07%)
WAVES 13.20 Increased By ▲ 0.60 (4.76%)
WTL 1.52 Increased By ▲ 0.04 (2.7%)
YOUW 5.02 Increased By ▲ 0.21 (4.37%)
BR100 4,289 Increased By 63.4 (1.5%)
BR30 14,972 Increased By 498.8 (3.45%)
KSE100 43,070 Increased By 343.5 (0.8%)
KSE30 16,378 Increased By 131.3 (0.81%)

MILAN: Human rights group Amnesty International urged Italy to change tough anti-COVID restrictions to avoid discrimination against unvaccinated people. In a recent decree Mario Draghi’s government made vaccination mandatory for everyone over the age of 50 and for use of public transport and a range of other services, one of very few countries to take similar steps, in an attempt to ease pressure on Italian health services and reduce fatalities.

Amnesty International asked for the provision of alternative measures, including the use of masks and COVID-19 testing, to allow the unvaccinated population to continue to go to work and to use public transport “without discrimination”, the group said in a statement issued late on Saturday.

Under current rules, which will run until June 15, wearing a mask and having a negative COVID-19 test is not sufficient to access public transportation or, for people over the age of 50, to their workplaces.

Amnesty International Italia, the local chapter of the human rights group, said that mandatory vaccination could be justified but needed to be limited in time and “proportionate” to a legitimate aim of public health protection.

“The government must continue to ensure that the entire population can enjoy its fundamental rights, such as the right to education, work and medial treatment, with particular regard to non-COVID patients who need urgent surgery,” it said.

Comments

Comments are closed.

Ch. K. A. Nye Jan 17, 2022 07:50am
AI are rapidly losing their credibility with statements such as this.
thumb_up Recommended (0)