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Tough fines for fake vaccination and Covid-19 tests fraud

Doctors and other medical professional found guilty of issuing fake certificates of vaccination against or recovery from Covid-19 will be punished with a 5,000-euro fine for every instance of fraud, according to an amendment submitted by the Health Ministry to Parliament on Monday night. The fine also applies to individuals caught using such false certificates in order to keep their jobs, gain entrance to leisure venues or enjoy other freedoms reserved for the vaccinated.

The penalties legislation comes after a scandal with fake vaccination certificates was revealed over the weekend and posts on media claim that there are also fake “positive Rapid tests” so that unvaccinated citizens receive certification of Covid-19 illness and postpone compulsory vaccination for at least 6 months.

According to kathimerini stiff fines are also outlined for the owners or managers of medical facilities and care homes that continue to employ staff that has not been vaccinated against Covid-19, in violation of government regulations requiring that all health and care workers are protected against contracting and spreading the virus.

The legislation also makes vaccination mandatory for teaching staff and students at university and technical college medical and nursing schools, specifying that educators who refuse the jab will be suspended from duty without pay until they are inoculated.

It additionally gives employers at healthcare facilities, care homes for the elderly and facilities caring for people with disabilities the right to refuse employment to people who are not vaccinated. They also face a 10,000-50,000 euro fine for every unvaccinated staff member on their payroll. That fine will rise to between 20,000 and 200,000 euros for every repeated offense.

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3 comments

  1. Covid has been here for over one year, and it has taken the authorities MORE THAN ONE YEAR to find this out?

  2. The next phrase from above:

    “has not been vaccinated against Covid-19, in violation of government regulations requiring that all health and care workers are protected against contracting and spreading the virus.”

    When does the government understands that vaccination NOT covers CONTRACTING and SPREADING.
    Vaccinated STILL CAN GET COVID AND SPREAD.

  3. These oppression certificates are idiotic in every possible way.
    If the vaccine works, the certificate is pointless, those who want to get the shot are protected
    If it doesn’t work, the certificate is useless, we’re all screwed anyway