Crunch time nears for health system as Covid surge meets staff suspensions

PoliticsGreek Politics Tags: Covid, Fires, Health, KINAL, New Democracy, SYRIZA
By Natasha Pandazopoulou/Fosphotos
By Natasha Pandazopoulou/Fosphotos

The Greek health system is preparing for a tough autumn, as surging hospitalisations are set to coincide with staff suspensions under the new rules which make vaccination for Covid-19 compulsory for all healthcare workers.

The country’s public health organisation EODY reported an all-time record in daily infections on Tuesday, with 4,608 new cases. Wednesday saw a further 3,273 new cases and 42 deaths, a new high since the end of May. Hospitalisations are also soaring. Th...

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