Govt hails success of vaccine mandate amid continuing surge in 'hard' indices of pandemic

PoliticsGreek Politics Tags: Covid, Justice, Media, New Democracy, SYRIZA
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On the day when fines kicked in for unvaccinated citizens over the age of 60, the government has been hailing the success of the mandate in increasing vaccination rates. Continuing high death rates and record hospitalisations from Covid-19, however, make it unlikely that restrictions will be lifted in the coming week.

Monday marked the official deadline for over-60s to get vaccinated or get fined. While over 200,000 fines are expected to be issued automatically, the government deemed the initiative a success, after 220,000 came forward to get vaccinated in the 45 day...

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