Opposition renews attack on government over hospital capacity

PoliticsGreek Politics Tags: Covid, Health, Mitsotakis, New Democracy, SYRIZA, Tsipras
Photo by Panayotis Tzamaros/Fosphotos
Photo by Panayotis Tzamaros/Fosphotos

Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis’s announcement of fines for unvaccinated over-60s has further widened the divide between government and opposition on the handling of the pandemic, as cases appear to fall but hospitalisations continue to surge.

In a heated debate in Parliament on Wednesday, Mitsotakis defended his decision to impose financial penalties of 100 euros a month on anyone over the age of 60 who has not booked a vaccination appointment by mid-January. The prime minister argued that t...

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