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COVID-19 live updates: Italian police arrest nurse accused of fake shooting for anti-vaxxers

Italian police have arrested a nurse who allegedly pretended to give a COVID-19 vaccine into the arms of anti-vaxxers so they could benefit from a vaccination certificate.

Investigators used a hidden camera to capture the nurse working at a vaccination center in Palmero. A clip from footage released by the Italian State Police on Saturday purportedly shows the woman preparing a booster dose of the COVID-19 vaccine and then pouring the syringe into a gauze pad. before pretending to inject into a person’s arm. According to police, she faces charges of forgery and embezzlement.

Police say the woman also faked her own booster shot so she could continue working at the vaccination center, in collaboration with another nurse who was arrested last December on similar charges. on one’s own. The other nurse is accused of faking COVID-19 vaccinations for 11 people, including a prominent leader of the anti-vaccination movement, according to police.

New restrictions took effect in Italy on January 10, banning those who have not been fully immunized against COVID-19 from entering restaurants, gyms, swimming pools, theatres, cinemas, sporting events sports and public transport. Unvaccinated individuals who have recently recovered from COVID-19 are exempt from the new rule, which will be in effect until March 31. The measures are in place amid a sharp increase in the number of infections. COVID-19 across European countries.

https://abcnews.go.com/Health/live-updates/coronavirus/?id=82303479 COVID-19 live updates: Italian police arrest nurse accused of fake shooting for anti-vaxxers

Emma Bowman

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