Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis announced a free self-test.
Reportedly, in addition to compulsory vaccination for those over 60, he also announced a free self-test for vaccinated and unvaccinated people.
At a cabinet meeting today, Kyriakos Mitsotakis announced that persons over 60 who have not been vaccinated and have not made an appointment for their first vaccination before January 16 will have to pay a € 100 fine.
When will the free self-tests be available?
However, at the same time, he announced another additional measure in connection with Christmas to identify possible asymptomatic carriers. Therefore, from December 6 to December 12, it will be possible to get and make a self-test for free.
The same will be done from 3 to 7 January, “to monitor the spread of the pandemic during the holidays,” the prime minister said. He stressed how important it is for all of us to comply with the sanitary protocol, measures to protect against coronavirus, when we get together on holidays.
Mitsotakis added that another 20 million tests have been provided through the Civil Protection Service for the needs of schools.
As the Omicron mutation has become a serious concern for the medical community around the world, the goal of the new anti-coronavirus measures ahead of Christmas and New Years is to protect society and the economy.