September 18, 2021

Beyond Going Long

Complete UK News World

CORONAVÍRUS Healthcare professionals don't like the plan to introduce compulsory vaccination: they've gone on strike

CORONAVÍRUS Healthcare professionals don’t like the plan to introduce compulsory vaccination: they’ve gone on strike

About 300 hospital staff protested in front of the Ministry of Health in Athens against the measure, which will come into effect on September 1.

Over the summer, the Greek parliament passed a law on the compulsory vaccination of all healthcare workers, in both the public and private sectors, including those working in retirement homes.

Zdroj: SITA / AP / Thanassis Stavrakis

Persons who have not been vaccinated with at least one dose of the vaccine by that date or who have not provided evidence of COVID-19 will be declared temporarily unfit for work. The State Hospital Staff Association has stated that while it supports vaccinations, it does not approve of compulsory vaccination.

In recent weeks, Greek authorities have seen an increase in coronavirus infections and related deaths in the country, in addition to hospitalizations. About 5.6 million people have already been fully vaccinated in Greece, nearly 11 million, according to the Associated Press.

protest in greece

Zdroj: SITA / AP / Thanassis Stavrakis

The Greek government approved, on Tuesday, a series of new measures against the spread of the Corona virus, including the imposition of fees on non-vaccinators. After the new vaccination, only people who have been vaccinated or people who have a certificate of vaccination will be able to attend restaurants, bars, entertainment establishments or sporting events. The measures will enter into force on September 13 and will apply until March 31 next year.

protest in greece

Zdroj: SITA / AP / Thanassis Stavrakis

See also  The Pope called on countries to accept Afghan refugees, and also spoke about the trip to the Slovak Republic