Greek seniors face monthly fine for failure to get Covid-19 shot

16/1/2022 10:54:00 AM

Greek seniors face monthly fine for failure to get Covid-19 shot

https://str.sg/wQQgATHENS (BLOOMBERG) - Greece from Monday (Jan 17) intends to fine all people ages 60 and over who aren't vaccinated against Covid-19 as a way to boost lagging inoculation levels and reduce pressure on health care.Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis has told seniors the simplest way to avoid the levy is to get vaccinated.

"To the few of our fellow citizens over 60 who are still unvaccinated, I encourage them today: take the step," he said on Saturday."It's not a matter of fine, yes the fine will be imposed, but that's the least. Protect your life, the lives of those you love and understand that the vaccine is safe."

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sg/wQQg ATHENS (BLOOMBERG) - Greece from Monday (Jan 17) intends to fine all people ages 60 and over who aren't vaccinated against Covid-19 as a way to boost lagging inoculation levels and reduce pressure on health care. Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis has told seniors the simplest way to avoid the levy is to get vaccinated. But bars, restaurants, cafes and cultural locations will however remain closed until at least Jan 25, Rutte told the first press conference since a new government was sworn in earlier this week. "To the few of our fellow citizens over 60 who are still unvaccinated, I encourage them today: take the step," he said on Saturday. Transverse myelitis is an inflammation of one or both sides of the spinal cord and can cause weakness in the arms or legs, sensory symptoms or problems with bladder or bowel function."It's not a matter of fine, yes the fine will be imposed, but that's the least. Higher education can also reopen. Protect your life, the lives of those you love and understand that the vaccine is safe. The demonstration followed student walkouts at various schools around the city.

" Greek authorities say the non-vaccinated remain at high risk for hospitalisation from the coronavirus. New Health Minister Ernst Kuipers said the government had decided to start reopening society, with Covid hospital admissions falling despite infections hitting a record 35,521 new cases a day on Friday. However, it added the benefit-risk profile of both vaccines remains unchanged. Some nine in 10 Covid-related deaths in Greece have been among people 60 and above, while seven in 10 of those hospitalised from the virus are over 60. And of those, eight in 10 are unvaccinated. But Rutte said that it was too soon to open bars and other catering establishments, warning that new cases could soon reach 75,000 or 80,000 a day when things start to reopen. Before the compulsory shots were announced in November, some 520,000 seniors in Greece hadn't been vaccinated, according to Health Ministry data. Transverse myelitis was also at the heart of trial halts in the early stages of development for both AstraZeneca and J&J's shots, which are based on similar technology. Since then, about 220,000 more have rolled up their sleeves. "So we had to make that choice. The latest wave of infections has renewed the debate over whether to keep schools open, as officials seek to balance fears about the highly contagious Omicron variant with concerns that children could fall further behind academically after two years of stop-and-start instruction.

Of the remaining 300,000 individuals, some will be eligible to apply for exemptions for medical reasons. Holdouts may be fined 100 euros (S$154) a month." More On This Topic Arrests, clashes in Netherlands Covid-19 protest The Dutch government will decide on Jan 25 whether to reopen the catering sector, said Rutte, acknowledging there had been"pressure on all sides" to do so sooner. More On This Topic. The penalty will be imposed by Greek tax authorities directly to those who haven't been inoculated, and the funds collected will be given to hospitals fighting the pandemic. At this point the government has exhausted all other means of persuasion, spokesman Ioannis Oikonomou said on Thursday. The tough Dutch restrictions have caused tensions, with riots in major cities in November. Like much of Europe, Greece has seen daily cases hit records this month due to Covid-related deaths are running at levels similar to the peak of previous waves." In a statement, Boston Public Schools said it supports students advocating for their beliefs and vowed to listen to their concerns.

Greece is about two-thirds fully vaccinated, below the EU average. More On This Topic .