Greece is revolting against compulsory vaccination in certain categories

Greece revolts against compulsory vaccination. About 5,000 people protested on Wednesday in several cities in Greece against the measure of compulsory vaccination of caregivers and nursing home staff.

Attention, if you go to Greece!

The demonstration took place on the eve of the vote in parliament on a decree that would make vaccination against COVID-19 mandatory for the two professional categories, notes Agerpres. Protesters displayed placards reading ‘No mandatory vaccinations‘ and ‘Freedom‘, but also large inscribed Orthodox crosses and Greek flags.

At one of the protests, which took place in the center of the Greek capital, police used water cannons and tear gas to disperse a group of about 120 people wearing masks and throwing projectiles.

In Thessaloniki, the second largest city in the country, the number of protesters was about 2,000.

The announcement that triggered the protests

Last week, Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis announced the obligation for caregivers and nursing home staff to be vaccinated, under the threat that they could be suspended from work otherwise.

More than 4.6 million people have been vaccinated with both doses in Greece, with a population of 10.7 million. But the spread of the Delta variant in the country is a matter of concern. In just two weeks, the number of cases rose from 800 to 3,000 a day.

New restrictive measures

Following the increase in SARS-CoV-2 virus infections, the famous Greek island of Mykonos was forced to turn off the music and send its tourists to hotel rooms during the night.

Following a “worrying” outbreak of COVID-19, the Greek Ministry of Civil Protection has banned the non-stop broadcasting of music on the island, including in shops, cafes and beach bars. Also, traffic is restricted at night, between 01:00 and 06:00. Those who go or return from work or people who have medical emergencies are excluded from the rule. The restrictions imposed in Mykonos will be in force until July 26.

Greece has established a set of anti-COVID measures for restaurants and entertainment venues. The new rules are already valid from Friday, July 16, and will be in force until August 31. Authorities warn of severe sanctions and fines imposed in case of violation of the rules.

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