Due to the rapid increase in the number of cases in the country, many measures, especially the obligation to vaccinate, are starting to be implemented, and suspension of some sector employees if they refuse to be vaccinated is among the new decisions that will begin to be implemented.
On June 13, when the number of daily cases in Greece saw its lowest levels, only 297 people tested positive, while this number increased to 605 on 29 June and 1797 on 6 July.
In the country, where the number of daily COVID-19 cases increased to 2 thousand 65 on July 12, this number increased to 3 thousand 109 on July 13.
Strict regulations will come
The significant increase in the number of cases, with the effect of the opening of the tourism season, forced the authorities to implement stricter regulations, especially on the vaccination program.
In line with the new decisions announced by Prime Minister Kiryakos Mitsotakis on 12 July, the health personnel in the country are obliged to be vaccinated, effective from 1 September. Employees who refuse to be vaccinated will be suspended, and hospitals that violate the measure will be fined 50 thousand euros.
In addition, in Greece, where nursing home workers will be suspended from 16 August if they refuse to be vaccinated, only vaccinated people will be allowed to enter closed places such as theatres, gyms and entertainment venues from 16 July. Unvaccinated persons will not be admitted to the closed areas of restaurants, cafes and bars.
41% of the population has been vaccinated
In Greece, with a population of 11 million, 444 thousand 783 cases and 12 thousand 806 deaths from COVID-19 have been recorded since the beginning of the epidemic.
41 percent of the people in the country have completed the vaccination process.
In order to increase the vaccination rate of the young population that constitutes the workforce and continues their education, a cash incentive of 150 euros is provided to citizens aged 18-25, who receive at least one dose of vaccine. Military personnel, on the other hand, are given 5 days off after each dose of vaccine.
Tourists coming to the country must also be vaccinated or declare that the PCR test result of 72 hours before arrival is negative. In addition, random rapid diagnostic tests are applied to visitors at the border points of Greece.