Amnesty International tells Italy that it does not discriminate against unvaccinated

Men get the coronavirus disease “Super Green Pass” on January 10, 2022 at Termini Station in Rome, Italy, before boarding the train on the day Italy introduces stricter rules for unvaccinated people. Shown. (Guglielmo Mangiapane / Reuters).

Milan — Human rights group Amnesty International has urged Italy to change strict anti-COVID restrictions to avoid discrimination against unvaccinated people.

In a recent decree, the Mario Draghi government requires all people over the age of 50 to be vaccinated and to use public transport and various other services to ease pressure on Italian medical services. I did. Reduce the death toll.

Amnesty International called for alternatives, such as mask use and COVID-19 testing, to enable unvaccinated people to continue working and use public transport “without discrimination.” The group said in a late statement. Saturday.

Under the current rules, which will come into force until June 15, wearing a mask and a negative COVID-19 test will allow access to public transport and access to the workplace for people over the age of 50. Not enough.

Amnesty International Italy, a local branch of human rights groups, said compulsory vaccination can be justified, but it is time-limited and needs to be “proportional” to the legitimate purpose of public health protection.

“The government must continue to ensure that the entire population enjoys its fundamental rights, including the right to education, labor and treatment, especially for non-COVID patients in need of emergency surgery.”