Monday, August 2, 2021


Protests across Italy against Covid certificates

The Green Pass will be required from Aug 6 to enter cinemas, museums, indoor swimming pools or sports stadiums, or eat indoors at restaurants.

Sputnik vaccine may never be approved in EU, says Italy PM

Both the Sputnik V and Sinovac vaccines are under a 'rolling review' process by the EMA, which is a step prior to seeking formal authorisation.

Italian PM scolds Vatican for opposing anti-homophobia bill, says Italy is ‘a secular state’

Vatican authorities had said that the proposed bill would undermine traditional church freedoms.

Italy mountain cable car plunge: 3 company staff arrested, blamed for deaths

Prosecutors say the emergency brake was deliberately disabled to avoid having to take the car out of service for repair.

Italy mountain cable car plunge kills 14

Local reports suggest the cable may have failed about 300m from the top of the mountain.

Italian woman got 4 Pfizer shots, not 6, health body says

The woman was discharged after 24 hours and 'is feeling fine but is still closely monitored', health authorities say.

Italian woman accidentally gets 6 doses of Pfizer vaccine

Instead of injecting just one dose into her arm, a nurse mistakenly injected the entire vial, the equivalent of six doses.

‘King of Absentees’ accused of not turning up for work at hospital for 15 years

He was reportedly paid €538,000 (RM2,666,000) over the years he is now thought to have been comfortably at home.

Mafia fugitive’s cooking videos land him in the soup

Italian police caught up with him in the Caribbean after he posted a cooking video on YouTube which displayed his tattoos.

Italy’s virus death toll tops 100,000

Italy will start using the AstraZeneca/Oxford vaccine on people over the age of 65, while it also has high hopes for the single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine, which could win EU approval on March 11.

Italy blocks AstraZeneca vaccine shipment to Australia as EU still short of jabs

Italy explained the move by saying that Australia is not on a list of 'vulnerable' countries.

Italy agency cautious, too, on AstraZeneca jab for over-55s

This comes a day after the EU gave the green light for the jab, but Germany's vaccine commission recommended against using it on older people amid questions over its effectiveness that have been rejected by the company.

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