Italy may impose quarantine on arrivals from UK – Draghi

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Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi said at the end of the G7 summit at the weekend that Italy may re-impose a period of quarantine on people arriving from the United Kingdom if the spread of the Delta variant of COVID-19 continues to rise there.

He also said he was not worried that the decision to only give the AstraZeneca jab to over-60s, after links to bloods clots in younger people and the death of a 18-year-old woman after she had it, would throw Italy’s vaccination campaign off track.

“There is no fear or uncertainty,” Draghi said. “The (vaccination) plan will be successful”.