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Greece Imposes Fines on Unvaccinated Elderly

Greece’s federal government on Monday began enforcing a Chinese coronavirus vaccine mandate on members of its population aged 60 and older, Euronews reported, noting that elderly Greek citizens and residents who choose not to receive the vaccine face a monthly fine of €50 ($56.60) through the end of January that will increase to €100 ($113) by February.

Three elderly men wearing FFP2 face masks to curb the spread of coronavirus, sit on a bench in Athens, Greece, Monday, Jan. 3, 2022. Italy, Spain and other European countries are re-instating or stiffening mask mandates as their hospitals struggle with mounting numbers of COVID-19 patients. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis, File)