Greek Development Minister Adonis Georgiadis on Friday threatened that unvaccinated citizens will not be allowed into retail stores from autumn.
Speaking on Skai TV, the minister did not rule out that unvaccinated citizens will not be allowed to enter closed areas such as retail stores if the pandemic worsens in the fall. Commenting on the epidemiological situation in the country, Georgiadis noted that due to the growth of tourism, an increase in the incidence is expected in August.
“To eradicate the virus in Greece, while the borders are open and we have hundreds of thousands of tourists from all over the world, I think it is impossible. And what we can really achieve is to control it and reduce the spread. ”
Regarding security measures on the islands, he referred to Mykonos, stating that “the growth rate of new infections has slowed down because we took action. The transmission speed has halved. ” He added that everyone in Mykonos understands that “there can be no parties.” However, other sources have already announced the resumption of “nightlife” from Monday, July 26th. Georgiadis noted that Mykonos-style measures are possible on other islands as well, adding that the government has a responsibility to intervene when a problem arises.
It is worth noting that such measures related to discrimination against vaccine refusals are being introduced in many countries of the world. At the same time, increasing the pressure on the unvaccinated, the authorities offer stimulation, both materially and by other measures, to persons who are hesitant. As, for example, the voucher introduced in Greece in in the amount of 150 euros for young people or auctions in the USA, where apartments are raffled off among the vaccinated.