Authorities in northern Greece have jailed three people and imposed restrictions on eight for attacking a school principal related to corona virus control.
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Instead, members of the group calling themselves the Defenders of the Constitution were detained. 11 Nine men and two women face charges of kidnapping and a string of minor offenses, including violating the intent to sabotage the peace and prevent the spread of disease. Three of them have children attending school, and one of their lawyers said they were protesting the actions and had no intention of offending the principal.
In recent weeks, Greek authorities have stepped up efforts to crack down on violent opposition controls aimed at preventing the spread of the virus.
Last week, the Conservative government of Greece passed a law that would impose up to two years in prison on parents who refuse to send their children to school due to viral activity, including routine testing and wearing a mask.
According to the European Center for Disease Control and Prevention, vaccination reluctance is moderate in Greece, where 62.8 percent of the population is fully vaccinated, compared to the EU average of 66.9 percent.
In an effort to boost the slow-moving vaccine movement last month, Greek Prime Minister Griagos Mitsotakis announced that vaccinations would be mandatory for those over 60 in mid-January and that those who failed to comply with the new rules would face monthly fines. 100 euros or about $ 113. The move comes weeks after new restrictions were imposed on those who have not been vaccinated.
Average daily cases have dropped slightly after a sharp rise in November, although deaths are still higher than they were a year ago. Greek authorities are concerned about the prevalence of the Omigron variant, but tests so far have shown that there is variation in small-scale cases, according to the country’s National Public Health Agency.