Croatia wants to speed up its vaccination campaign, Portugal continues to receive aid from Germany to help overwhelmed hospitals, and in Spain, Galicia wants to sanction the refusal to be vaccinated. the news of this Tuesday related to Covid-19 in Europe.

If the delivery of vaccine doses was delayed, they arrived on time. Long lines of Croats ready to receive their first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine formed in Zagreb on Tuesday. Vaccination started at the end of December in Croatia, most Zagreb was launching a massive campaign to boost vaccination. If all goes as planned by the health authorities, 17,000 residents of the capital could be vaccinated against Covid-19 this week. Faced with the delay in vaccine delivery to the European Union, Croatia is also considering ordering doses of the Russian vaccine Sputnik V.

Meanwhile, in Portugal, the Ministry of Health plans to have vaccinated 70% of its population by the summer. But for now, the country is still in the eye of the pandemic cyclone. A second team of German army medics landed in Lisbon on Tuesday to help hospitals which are overwhelmed and lacking in staff. Eight doctors and eighteen nurses thus take over from the previous team that arrived in Portugal in early February.

Finally, we end this overview of Europe with a first in Spain since the start of the pandemic, as El País explains. Galicia became the first autonomous community to adopt a legislative framework that allows fines to be imposed in the event of refusal to be vaccinated. Fines ranging from 1,000 to 3,000 euros, but which could go up to 60,000 euros in the most serious cases, reports La Vanguardia. The regional parliament dominated by the right voted a reform in this direction on Tuesday, even if the measure was disapproved by the opposition. It remains to be seen whether this reform will not be challenged by the Constitutional Court.

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