Greece fines elderly people who have not been vaccinated

Deadline until mid-January: If you are over 60 in Greece and you have refused to be vaccinated, you must pay correctly. For this, however, the government is completely ruling out a lockdown.

in a Greece ought to Persons Vaccinate at least once over the age of 60 by January 16. Otherwise, they will face a monthly fine of €100 from then on. Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis announced Tuesday on state television.

“There is only one age group that insists on waiting: of the 580,000 unvaccinated citizens over the age of 60, only 60,000 were vaccinated in November. Unfortunately, those over the age of 60 get sick and die,” he said.

It is not possible to avoid punishment

Citizens cannot get out of vaccination duty: the state Social Security Redirects unvaccinated data to phenanzamat Moreover, he is then responsible for collecting the fine. The purpose of the fines collected in this way is to benefit the hospitals. “This is not a punishment, but a healthy reward — an act of justice,” Mitsotakis said.

In Greece, according to the European Union health authority ECDC, so far 62 percent of the population of nearly 11 million people have been vaccinated. The Government Closes nationwide Close Conclusively instead, there have been numerous restrictions in the public life of unvaccinated people since the beginning of November. The obligation to test applies even when visiting authorities, and unvaccinated people are excluded from fitness studios, restaurants, and culture.

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