Greek Public-Sector Staff Who Refuse Vaccination Or Testing Will Face Weekly Fines

September 23, 2021

ATHENS — Fines of 300 euros a week will be imposed on all public-sector employees that refuse to get vaccinated or tested for Covid-19, Interior Minister Makis Voridis stressed on public radio on Thursday. The fines will be collected with withholding them from salaries and start to run from the current week, he said.

He said lawsuits targeting teachers, doctors and other implementing the rules against the spread of Covid-19 were "a joke" and should be immediately followed by a counter suit for false litigation so that an arrest ensues.

The minister welcomed a move by the Supreme Court chief prosecutor instructing the judiciary to immediately shelve such lawsuits as unfounded and false, so that the countersuit remains and those responsible are led before justice.


KARDITSA, Greece - Months after investigations were started into the issuance of false COVID-19 documents, an administrative employee and a nurse at a health center in Greece's northern city of Karditsa were fired, the Health Ministry said.

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