Greece to announce ‘benefits’ for vaccinated

Mitsotakis said the government will introduce benefits for vaccinated citizens in the autumn and added that no one would be able to stop a restaurant owner from accepting only vaccinated people. [EPA-EFE/KOSTAS TSIRONIS]

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis has the left the door open to prevent unvaccinated customers from entering cafes, restaurants and bars.

Mitsotakis said the government will introduce benefits for vaccinated citizens in the autumn and added that no one would be able to stop a restaurant owner from accepting only vaccinated people.

The right-wing leader also spoke in favour of compulsory vaccination for nursing and health care personnel, emphasising that it’s “extremely encouraging” that new COVID-19 cases and hospital admissions are constantly declining.

He added, however, that it was “extremely sad that the vast majority of those in the ICU are citizens who decided not to get vaccinated.” (Sarantis Michalopoulos | EURACTIV.com)

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