PM opts for risky move with vaccination penalty as Covid threat grows

PoliticsGreek Politics Tags: Covid, Health, New Democracy, SYRIZA
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Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis took a potentially high-risk decision on Tuesday to impose a 100-euro monthly penalty on any Greeks over 60 who do not get their Covid vaccines by mid-January.

The move was prompted by the government’s concerns about the emergence of the Omikron variant at a moment when Greek hospitals are inundated with Covid patients and Greece has one of the highest death rates from the virus in Europe.

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