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Greece bans access to indoor restaurants, bars, and cafes for unvaccinated people until end of August

Greece’s Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis recently announced those who haven’t received the coronavirus vaccinations are now banned from indoor restaurants, bars, cafes and movie theaters in Greece until the end of August.

This comes with a push for mandatory vaccinations in Greece. By August 16 those who work in elderly people facilities will be suspended from their jobs if they do not receive the vaccine. By September doctors and other health care workers are mandated to get the vaccine. Over 40 percent of Greeks age 15 and up have been fully vaccinated.

According to Reuters, the Greek government has launched a vaccine passport app for businesses called COVID GREE GR and scans European vaccine passports to check for vaccine status of customers and to turn away those who have not been vaccinated. For those who are travelers, a certificate of recovery from COVID-19 thirty days after positive test is acceptable.

Over 5,000 Greeks in Athens protested the restriction. Others took to the streets in Thessaloniki, Patra and Crete. In addition, music in restaurants and bars as well as a night curfew has been put in place on the island of Mykonos (Lifesitenews).

ARTICLE: MAUREEN MCGAURAN

MANAGING EDITOR: CARSON CHOATE
PHOTO CREDITS: MEDITERRANEAN OBSERVER

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