Greece will fine 300,000 people over 60 for not having been vaccinated against covid


The Greek authorities have reported that they will begin to fine as of this Monday some 300,000 people over 60 years of age for not having been vaccinated against coronavirus.

The fines, which are being processed by the Ministry of Digital Governance, They will begin to be broadcast this Tuesday, according to the newspaper ‘Kathimerini’. Thus, at the end of the week, the fines will appear on the website of the Greek tax agency.

The law indicates that citizens over 60 years of age who have not been vaccinated before January 17 they will be fined with 100 euros per month until they are vaccinated, although the amount of the fine was 50 euros in January.

This will imply that we 4,700 health workers will not be able to go to work until March 31Today they will be at risk of being subjected to a suspension of employment and salary until the end of the pandemic.

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For his part, the Minister of the Interior, Makis Voridis, has indicated that he prefers do not refer to this situation as a “layoff”. “Dismissal is when I stop working with someone. When I go to health workers and tell them that to provide health services you have to be vaccinated, I have not fired anyone, I have set a condition for the provision,” he asserted. .

The fines will not apply, however, to those persons who are exempt for health reasons.


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