At least one person is dead and several are receiving intensive care following ‘coronavirus party’ in Italy. This was in an attempt to contract the disease.

Last week, an Austrian man aged 55 died after becoming infected with a “corona-party” in South Tyrol. 

After contracting the virus from similar events, at least three people more, including a child are currently in hospital. Two of the other patients are still in intensive care.

Chiefs of health believe that the people in question are anti-vaxxers, who wish to contract the disease to gain a “green pass”, which now requires them to work in Italy.

According to some theories, the death of the Austrian man may have occurred because he was working in Italy across the border.

A 55-year-old man died in Austria last week after catching Covid at a 'corona-party' in northern Italy, health bosses have claimed (file image)

According to health officials, a 55-year old man was killed in Austria after being caught by Covid in a northern Italian ‘corona party’.

You can only get a pass by getting vaccinated. This will last for nine months. If you have an infection, the pass will last six months.

A pass can also be obtained by testing negative for the virus, but these passes only lasts 48 hours after which a new test must be taken at a cost of £12.60 per test. 

Patrick Franzoni (co-ordinator for the Anti Covid Unit in Bolzano) made this revelation to Il Dolomiti last Wednesday, which led to an investigation by prosecutors.

In Italy, Covid spreading is considered a crime under the state of emergency laws currently in place and expected to continue until December 31. 

‘We have received more than one account from doctors of patients who admittedYou can find more information here having been infected on purpose,’ Franzoni said.

‘[They do this] to He said that he was trying to develop antibodies and get the green card without any vaccinations.

Italy has seen Covid infections rise in recent weeks, though it has not yet seen the dramatic increases that have been seen elsewhere in Europe

Italy has experienced an increase in Covid infections in the past weeks. But, Italy is still not seeing the drastic increases seen elsewhere in Europe.

Italy's Covid deaths have remained largely flat since the economy was fully reopened in early October, and are well below their first and second wave peaks

Italy’s Covid death rates have been largely flat since October when the economy was fully opened. They are also well below their first or second wave peak.

“There can be long-term effects and young people could end up in the hospital.

Franzoni stated that anti-vax parents are pushing children to go to the parties, even if they require a green card for school.

He stated that people who are infected often go to bars outside, and they hug, kiss, and share drinks together.

Other events were held indoors, with Covid-infected patients surrounded by people in order to “breathe in” the virus.

Bolzano is one of the most affected Italian provinces by the Winter Wave of Covid. It has been spreading from Austria, where infection rates are high.

According to the “yellow zones” rules, people who are not vaccinated would need to wear masks everywhere, as well as socially separating themselves from others at bars and restaurants.

Italians demonstrate against expanded 'green pass' rules, which mean proof of vaccination or recovery from Covid is required to work

Italians protest against the expansion of ‘green passes’ rules that require proof of vaccine or recovery from Covid to be able to work.

Italy was the first to bring in its health “green pass” over the summer. Similar passes were also being considered across Europe for a possible way of resuming travel.

The pass in Italy was used to open the country’s economy after Covid. Citizens were told that the pass was necessary to dine indoors and visit other indoor hospitality establishments.

Since then the use of this pass has slowly been extended to public transport first, then to teachers and students at universities, and finally to all workers.

It was October 15. Staff from both public and private companies in Italy were advised that they needed a green permit to visit their work place. However, this does not apply for those working remotely or with medical exemptions.

The government stated that anyone who fails to have a valid pass for five consecutive days or more will lose their job and get suspended from receiving any wages.

Workers who turn up without a green pass can be fined up to £1,260. Businesses that fail to carry out checks can be fined up to £840.