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PM Mitsotakis: Nine in ten people over 60 have been vaccinated

Mitsotakis stressed that vaccination against the coronavirus remains an absolute priority, despite the fact that epidemiological data shows a prospect of de-escalation.

Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis urged "the few remaining unvaccinated people over the age of 60 to take that step and get inoculated," during a visit to Megara health center, in Attica, on Saturday.

"A 90 pct, that is 9 in 10 people over 60 have been vaccinated," he added, noting that fines for those who do not get inoculated will go ahead as announced (deadline for vaccination appointments expires on Sunday, January 16).

"I want to emphasize that from the moment we imposed this mandatory measure, almost half of those who had not been vaccinated made the right choice to be inoculated. So this measure was successful. We want to increase vaccination rates in the sensitive age group of those over 60," he noted during a conversation with health employees.

Mitsotakis stressed that vaccination against the coronavirus remains an absolute priority, despite the fact that epidemiological data shows a prospect of de-escalation.

"All current intubations are primarily Delta mutation cases, and the vast majority of this problem still concerns our unvaccinated fellow citizens," he added.

Earlier, Mitsotakis visited the Megara police station, where he was briefed on actions against crime in the area.

PM Mitsotakis to Megara municipal council

Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis attended and spoke at a municipal council assembly meeting in the town of Megara, Attica, on Saturday.

The premier stressed the importance of state initiatives and funding programs, which can effectively stimulate the infrastructure and the prospects in the local community there, which has been afflicted by natural disasters such as wildfires and floods in the recent past.

Referring to new initiatives for strengthening civil protection planning and prevention, Mitsotakis noted that "significant steps have already been taken in all areas affected by the catastrophic fires, relating to basic anti-corrosion land containment projects, so that we can protect the areas from floods, and facilitate nature's growth through reforestation."

"Your area was hit by natural disasters and we have an obligation to shield it from floods. But at the same time, we have an obligation to plan ahead - and we are already doing so - for the next summer wildfires season, so that the summer of 2022 can be much better than the very difficult summer of 2021," he pointed out.

"This government," he noted, "always emphasizes efficiency."

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