Italy is introducing a digital certificate for access to some services and venues in a bid to curb infections. The "green pass" will allow access to people who have had at least one vaccine dose, have recovered from coronavirus or who have tested negative within 48 hours. From Friday, anyone over 12 at venues such as gyms and restaurants must show their pass.
Covid Delta Variant
Worldwide, there is an alarming surge in coronavirus cases -- and health experts say a key factor in this latest wave is the highly contagious Delta variant.