In Greece, from Monday, November 22, restrictions on citizens who have not been vaccinated against coronavirus will be tightened. They will be banned from visiting cinemas, museums, theaters, gyms and other indoor spaces, Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis announced. Now unvaccinated Greeks are forbidden to attend only catering.
The prime minister believes that the new measures will become “an indirect incentive for vaccination.” In addition, the validity of the certificate for vaccinated citizens over 60 years old will be reduced to seven months. At the end of this period, they will have a month to get a new dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. The country will also strengthen control over the observance of epidemiological measures, according to the Greek newspaper Kathimerini.
In Greece, the number of cases of coronavirus exceeds 861 thousand people, more than 17 thousand infected have died. Over 13 million people have already been vaccinated against COVID-19. In early November, a record was revealed in the country for the number of people infected per day (8.6 thousand). This week, Greek authorities began recruiting private doctors to work in government hospitals that are overcrowded with COVID-19 patients.
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