Amnesty International has urged Italy to change its strict anti Covid-19 restrictions to avoid discriminating against unvaccinated people.
A recent decree by Italian prime minister Mario Draghi made vaccination compulsory for people over 50, and for anyone to be able to use public transport and some other services.
The human rights charity asked for alternatives to be considered, including mask wearing and Covid testing to allow unvaccinated people to go to work and use public transport.
Current rules are in place until 15 June.
â€œThe government must continue to ensure that the entire population can enjoy its fundamental rights, such as the right to education, work and medial treatment, with particular regard to non-Covid patients who need urgent surgery,â€ it said, according to Reuters.
World tennis No 1 Novak Djokovic has boarded a plane to leave Australia after a court cancelled his visa on Sunday.
The player got on to an Emirates flight from Melbourne heading for Dubai, hours after the Australian federal court upheld the governmentâ€™s cancellation of his visa over his decision not to be vaccinated against Covid-19 â€“ bringing an end to a saga that has run on since 5 January.
Authorities in Thailand have reported the countryâ€™s first death from the Omicron variant.
An 86-year-old woman from the southern province of Songkhla died a month after the government brought in travel restrictions for foreign visitors as Omicron spread.
â€œThe woman is a bed-ridden, Alzheimer patient,â€ health ministry spokesman Rungrueng Kitphati told Reuters.
The country reported 8,077 new infections and nine deaths on Sunday, bringing the total to more than 2.3 million cases. Nearly 22,000 people have died from Covid since the start of the pandemic.
Another sign of unhappiness in the Conservative party ranks in parliament was on display this morning on one of the regional politics shows on BBC One.
Speaking to Politics Midlands, Mark Garnier, MP for Wyre Forest in Worcestershire, said â€œ[The apology] was a start. I think one of the things for someone like me is that this is not the first apology weâ€™ve had. Weâ€™ve had an apology for the Owen Paterson stuff, we are still waiting to hear more potentially about â€˜wallpapergateâ€™. It is frustrating as a Conservative MP finding yourself having to be put on the defensive all the time.â€
The chair of Garnierâ€™s local Conservative association is the latest local official in a safe seat who has called for Johnson to resign. â€œWhether you interpret the events of May 2020 as a work event or as a party, there are too many people there, it was against the rules, Boris Johnson knew he had broken the rules,â€ they said.
Garnier, a minister in Theresa Mayâ€™s government, said that he has not sent in a vote of no confidence letter, but adds that he thinks Johnsonâ€™s departure is likely: â€œWeâ€™re on a bit of a glide slope towards that.â€
Finally, Starmer is asked whether his poll lead is because of Johnsonâ€™s crisis rather than Labourâ€™s turnaround in fortunes.
â€œItâ€™s a combination. Every time we are behind in polls, everyone says thatâ€™s the fault of the Labour party. Now weâ€™re ahead in the polls, Iâ€™m not going to deny the prime minister is in a mess of his own making.
â€œWeâ€™ve got a new team in place, weâ€™ve been out there with strong policies. Yesterday, I was announcing our plan for the NHS on mental health; while the prime minister is dithering we are out there with strong proposals for the country. I hope now weâ€™ve got the chance to be heard, and weâ€™re going to take it.â€
Thatâ€™s the end of the Sunday morning national politics shows in the UK.
The Labour leader is then asked if he has broken any Covid rules, Raworth referencing a photograph on the front page of the Daily Mail over the weekend showing him drinking and eating with others in a building during Covid lockdowns in April 2021.
Starmer replies that he hasnâ€™t. â€œI was in a constituency office days before an election. We were working in the office and we stopped for something for food then we carried on working. There was no party, no breach of the rules. There is absolutely no comparison with the prime minister.
â€œWe had stopped to eat a takeaway while we were working in the office. This was a few days before the May elections. We were really busy, weâ€™d been at it all day on Zoom calls, members calls in the office.â€
He adds: â€œIt shows just how far the Conservatives are sinking that theyâ€™re trying to pretend thereâ€™s some comparison between industrial scale partying and this.
â€œPeople will look at the photos and make their own minds up.â€
Raworth asks him what heâ€™ll do if Johnson doesnâ€™t resign.
Starmer says: â€œI have always resisted calling for him to resign. But the prime minister has degraded the office of prime minister and lost all authority, not only in his own party but in the country.
â€œWhen he tries to persuade the public how to behave in the rest of the pandemic, he wonâ€™t be taken seriously.â€
Starmer says that Sue Grayâ€™s report is a fact-finding mission and will not rule on whether Johnson broke Covid restrictions nor say he broke the law.
Raworth asks that if she finds he didnâ€™t break rules, would he retract comments asking him to resign.
â€œI am clear in my own mind that the has broken the rules, broken the law. He has apologised, and apologised to the Queen. Iâ€™m not doing Sue Gray down, I know her, sheâ€™s a woman of great integrity and respect.
â€œIf you look at her remit, it is to establish the facts. She will say â€˜this is what happened, this is when it happened, this is who was there.â€™ I think it is extremely unlikely to say that the prime minister committed a criminal offence.â€
The BBC has just reported that Novak Djokovic is on his way to the airport to take a plane back to Dubai.
And Australian journalist Paul Sakkal says the tennis player will leave at 10.30pm local time:
Labour leader Keir Starmer is now up.
He opens by saying that the prime minister broke the law by attending at least one of the parties.
â€œI think he broke the law. Heâ€™s as good as admitted he broke the law. Downing Street has now apologised to the Queen for some of the parties that have gone on.
â€œI think itâ€™s pretty clear whatâ€™s going on. There was industrial scale partying going on, not much of it is being denied. The facts speak for themselves. The prime minister broke the law and then he lied about it.â€
He added: â€œWhen I first challenged the prime minister about it, he said â€˜Iâ€™ve been assured there were no parties.â€™
â€œThen the Allegra Stratton video came out, I challenged him again and he said â€˜Iâ€™m furious. Iâ€™ve just found out about these parties. Iâ€™m furious.
â€œThen it comes out last week he was at one of the parties and his third defence is â€˜I was there but I didnâ€™t realise it was a party.â€™â€
Dowden is asked whether there will be any further revelations to come out about other parties.
â€œTo the best of mine and the governmentâ€™s knowledge, this is the full extent of it.
â€œThis is why we set up this Sue Gray process, because if further allegations to come out, all of them have to be brought to the fore, he is allowing everyone to bring any further concerns that they have, Sue Gray will get to the bottom of these concerns.â€
He said that Johnson is responsible for the culture in Downing Street.
â€œThe prime minister is responsible for it, and you saw in his statement to parliament he was taking responsibility for it. You see it again in his response to the Sue Gray report, he will take responsibility for it.â€
Oliver Dowden says the culture in Downing Street needs to be changed, and understands the anger felt by people.
Heâ€™s repeats the process under way with Sue Grayâ€™s investigation, and that Boris Johnson will make a statement to parliament afterwards.
He said: â€œWe were dealing with this unprecedented pandemic, working on plans for the vaccine rollout, which meant we had the most rapid vaccine rollout in Europe, twice.
â€œIt allowed us to have one of the most open economies in Europe, and get the economy back to where it was before the pandemic. That is where our focus was.â€
Oliver Dowden is being interviewed by Sophie Raworth on BBC Oneâ€™s Sunday Morning programme.
Dowden said he didnâ€™t notice a party atmosphere on 20 May, moments after giving a press conference to the nation on Covid restrictions. People must have been arriving as he left, Raworth adds.
â€œI didnâ€™t see people coming in or going out. This is why itâ€™s important thereâ€™s a full investigation, and thatâ€™s why it has been set up.
â€œThis event was totally wrong. It shouldnâ€™t have happened. The prime minister has rightly apologised. People feel angry about whatâ€™s been going on in Downing Street.â€
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