In this DW News video, learn how Italy wants to mandate COVID-19 work permits for all workers. It will be the first country to do so in the world. If the employees do not have the green pass with them, companies can suspend them without pay. However, they can show a negative test result as an alternative. The government believes it will increase the vaccination rate in the country. Reporter Raheela Mahomed conveys that the policy is applicable for both public and private sector professionals. The general population holds a mixed reaction. While some welcome the COVID-19 work permits as necessary steps, others think it violates their democratic rights.