Italy’s ports operational despite national strikes over mandatory Covid pass

Rome, Oct 15 (EFE).- Italy’s main ports were operational on Friday despite the strikes called in several cities to protest the entry into force of the mandatory Covid pass for all of the country’s workers.

In the northwestern city of Genoa, where the biggest problems were expected, the port’s operations, while reduced, were not compromised by the anti-vaccine workers’ protests.

In Trieste in the northeast, one of the country’s main ports and a gateway to Eastern Europe, the activity was normal despite the protest that gathered about 5,000 people who chanted slogans such as “freedom” and “no green pass,” which is how the Covid health certificate is known in Italy.

Several demonstrations and rallies against the health certificate have also been organized, including in Milan and Rome, for which more than 1,000 police officers have been deployed following last weekend’s riots in the capital when neo-fascists stormed the headquarters of the CGIL trade union.

Italy began enforcing the health pass, which consists of proof of vaccination or a negative test, for all of its workers from Friday. EFE


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