More than 180,000 checks per day to find the unvaccinated

The Greek authorities carried out more than 180,000 checks and inspections across the country over the weekend to ensure compliance with the new measures and restrictions introduced since Saturday due to the increase in the number of coronavirus infections. Many inspections ended with arrests, fines and the closure of businesses.

90 882 checks were carried out on Saturday and 91 079 checks on Sunday, the media quoted the statement of the Greek policeand. At least 15 people were arrested, 998 fines were imposed for violation of events, 33 stores were closed for at least two weeks.

Most of the violations related to non-use of a mask and non-compliance with a safe distance in enclosed spaces, lack of vaccination or recovery certificates for clients, as well as some minor problems, such as warnings about the maximum number of staff and clients in institutions.

A famous nightclub in central Athens was closed and its license revoked for 60 days after inspectors found several people without vaccinations or a certificate of recovery from COVID-19. This is reportedly the club’s third violation in the past few days.

V new measures the authorities’ aspirations are aimed at restricting unvaccinated citizens from accessing public services and private enterprises such as banks, restaurants and cafes, shops and beauty salons. The measures are considered punitive for those who refuse to receive a shot against Covid-19, as it now requires multiple negative Rapid or PCR tests per week if they want to go to work, shop, or just have coffee at a nearby cafe.

It is clear that there is now a difference in the free movement of vaccinated and unvaccinated citizens, with an obvious restriction on the freedom of the unvaccinated.

New law – FEK (in attachment).

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