Italy gets to grips with new covid Green Pass rules.
20 million Green Pass certificates have been downloaded in Italy in the last three days, announced health minister Roberto Speranza on 9 August.
Hailing it as "an extraordinary number," Speranza said it demonstrated the "sensibility and participation of the citizens of our country in the fight against covid."
Italy rolled out its newly expanded Green Pass rules on Friday, in a contentious move designed to curb the spread of covid-19.
The Green Pass shows that people have been vaccinated, tested negative or recovered from covid-19, and does not apply to children under 12.
People are now obliged to show the 'certificazione verde' pass, along with an ID document, for indoor dining in restaurants and bars, as well as for access to a wide range of cultural and leisure venues, from cinemas to swimming pools.
20 milioni di green pass scaricati negli ultimi tre giorni. È un numero straordinario che dimostra la sensibilità e la partecipazione dei cittadini del nostro Paese alla lotta contro il Covid.
— Roberto Speranza (@robersperanza) August 9, 2021