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Nurse arrested in Italy after ‘simulating COVID vaccinations’


Italian police said they secretly filmed a nurse in Palermo, Sicily, loading a dose of Covid-19 vaccine, then emptying it before injecting a patient in the arm.

The person wanted the certificate, which is mandatory to enter many public places in Italy, but did not want the vaccine.

The nurse did the same with some family members known to be anti-vaccine activists. Even his own booster dose was wrong, police say. They arrested the nurse, accusing her of forgery and embezzlement.

This is not the first case of health workers in Italy claiming to vaccinate family members or receiving money to give fake shots.

A few days ago, a nurse was arrested in Ancona for allegedly injecting COVID-19 vaccines into at least 50 people in exchange for a bribe.

The so-called Green Pass is needed to access places like bars, restaurants and public transport in Italy.

This week, this country has recorded more than 200,000 daily new cases of COVID-19.


euronews Gt

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