More than 7,000 gathered in front of the Greek Parliament building. People – Reuters reports. Demonstrators protested against the law under which, effective September 1, health care workers who have not received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine or have not fallen ill will be suspended from work.
“We are not against vaccines, we are against fascism”, “Long live democracy” – some of the slogans were on the banners of the demonstrators. Reuters reports that these are other protests against compulsory vaccinations, some of which have already been subjected to violence.
“It is unlikely that I will be forcibly removed from work if I refuse to take the vaccine, even though I have been working under very difficult conditions for months, which helps me fight the epidemic,” Christos Bacchus, an ambulance driver, told AFP.
Nursing home workers were previously subject to compulsory vaccinations; People who did not take the preparation should stop working.
The agency wrote that due to the spread of the most contagious Delta type of coronavirus, the Greek government wants to vaccinate as many people as possible. He adds that 99 percent. COVID-19 patients in Greek hospitals who had to be intubated are not immunized.
In Greece, two doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been taken by more than 5.7 million out of a population of 10.7 million.
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