02 December 2015

Veils banned from Lombardy hospitals

The regional government in Lombardy said Wednesday it will ban women from wearing veils or burqas in hospitals.

Lombardy Governor Roberto Maroni, speaking at a press conference with Labour Minister and Minister for Social Policies Giuliano Poletti, said that during a meeting on Friday the region "will ban, on the basis of national law, hospital entry for anyone 'wearing the veil, burqa or anything of that type'.

"We have regulations that establish the conditions for entry into hospitals," he said. "The regulations don't expressly prohibit entry for those who are covered or wear the veil.

"However there are national laws and we will bring ourselves into line with those." [ANSA] Read more