For the first time, Italy reaches 200,000 cases of Covid-19 in a single day.
According to official data, Italy has registered more than 200,000 new daily Covid-19 cases for the first time since the pandemic began.
On Thursday, the country's health ministry recorded a total of 219,441 new daily Covid-19 cases. There were 198 deaths recorded as a result of Covid-19, bringing the total number of deaths to at least 138,474.
On Wednesday, the Italian government made the Covid-19 vaccine mandatory for anyone over the age of 50.
According to a government source, unvaccinated workers aged 50 and up to face fines ranging from 600 to 1,500 euros under Italy's new coronavirus law.