Obligatory Covid Vaccination

New key measures were announced by Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis at an extraordinary live TV briefing on Monday evening 12th July 2021, including an obligatory Covid-19 vaccination for public and private hospital workers, and an entry ban for unvaccinated people in indoor spaces.  It is aimed at those aged over 60 and to young people to get vaccinated against the global pandemic as measures aimed at preventing any further national lockdowns in Greece, especially with the arrival of the Delta variant.  The PM stressed that the country will not shut down again because of some people's attitude regarding state vaccinations.  The new measures announced today are as follows:

1) All staff at care facilities for the elderly are obliged to be fully vaccinated.  Anyone who does not comply will be placed on work suspension as of 16th August.  2) All medical and other staff in the public and private health sector are obliged to be vaccinated as of 1st September.  3) All armed forces personnel, wheather permanent of fulfilling their military duty, will be vaccinated on the premises where they serve.  4) Indoor venues including bars, cinemas, theatres, sports arenas and entertainment venues will only allow entry to vaccinated people.  A digital app will be set up that will provide immediate confirmation of their vaccination.