Des manifestants anti-vaccins participent à une manifestation devant le parlement après que le gouvernement a annoncé des vaccinations obligatoires pour certains secteurs, à Athènes, Grèce, le 14 juillet 2021.

Demonstration against measures to combat COVID-19

About 4,000 people, according to police, protested on the evening of Wednesday, July 14 in central Athens against government measures announced on Monday to curb the spread of the coronavirus in the Delta. “We say no!“,”Sign Up!The demonstrators chanted slogans, some of them assaulted journalists and photographers.

On Monday, Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis announced the commitment of caregivers and nursing home employees to vaccination, at the risk of putting them on sick leave. From Friday until the end of August, entertainment venues, bars, cinemas, theaters and all indoor spaces will only receive vaccinated people.

4.3 million people have been fully vaccinated in Greece out of a population of 10.7 million, but the government fears the number of cases will increase and the burden on hospitals will increase as the delta variable spreads. Greece recorded more than 2,900 new cases of Covid-19 on Wednesday, compared to just 800 a week ago.

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