Safeguard Christmas from the boom in infections by multiplying checks on the Green pass, with a mobilization of the police “in a total manner” and an unprecedented nationwide Plan, which will be developed by Prefects and Provincial Committees for order public. The strengthening of the green certificate, extended to other areas with the new decree, now passes through constant checks in restaurants, bars, trains, gyms, clubs and now also hotels and all means of public transport, including buses and metro.
On the latter point, in order to avoid the chaos already feared by the trade unions in the sector, a reorganization and a targeted design on controls will be necessary, which for the moment – at least in this category – are announced as “random”. In general, the new course undertaken will not be an easy path also on other fronts: the introduction of a distinction between vaccinated and non-vaccinated, with the double track of the pass, could weigh on the difficulty of controls for issues related to privacy. Anyone who carries out the checks will be able to find out if the citizen is vaccinated, cured or has had a swab. On this aspect, the Privacy Guarantor had already expressed a negative opinion in the past.
But with the squeeze on non-immunized people and the introduction of the ‘super’ Green pass intended only for vaccinated and cured people, the risk is that even those ‘crafty ones’ ready to circumvent the rules, including attempts to forge passes, with greater risk of contagion. Faced with the imperative of containing the virus, the control component “is a fundamental part of this strategy”, explains Mario Draghi himself, illustrating the decree. “The Minister of the Interior has been invested with this – continues the premier -. The police will be fully mobilized. There is a whole anecdotal about the lack of controls, they need to be strengthened. All the security forces, the traffic police , they will be used with a system different from the past “.
The first move of the Government is to entrust the Prefects with the construction of ‘Action Plans’ which will be designed on the basis of the territories and in a short time: the Provincial Committees must meet within three days of the publication of the new decree in the Gazette and adopt the measures established there within five days. And every week the same Committee will be asked to offer a weekly report to the Interior Ministry, so that the numbers on the violations and the results produced by the investigations are constantly monitored. Political decisions, those foreseen by the next dl, which the police forces “will abide by and will enforce”, clarifies the police chief, Lamberto Giannini. And some governors, such as Vincenzo De Luca from Campania, ask that “to ensure full compliance with the provisions of the law, penalties of up to one thousand euros are envisaged”.
It remains to be clarified in the next few hours how and what forces will be put in place for checks on local public transport vehicles (until now the pass requirement was valid only for long-distance journeys). In fact, the controllers are responsible for verifying the travel document and then they are few. Suffice it to say that in Rome the ATAC has only 250 controllers available throughout the city out of 350 thousand passengers who take the metro every day and 200 thousand the bus.
Source From: Ansa