Omicron Mutation: After the measures come the hefty fines in Europe

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Omicron Mutation: After the measures come the hefty fines in Europe

In addition to measures to disperse Omicron, several European countries are preparing to impose hefty fines on those who do not get vaccinated or enter the transport without a mask or pass.

The future German Chancellor Olaf Solz said on Tuesday that he was in favor of mandatory vaccination against Covid-19 to curb the outbreak of infections in his country. The closure of bars and nightclubs is being considered, according to German media.

In Austria, those who refuse to be vaccinated from February will initially receive two calls to report to the authorities, if they do not show up they will face a fine of 3,600 euros or a 4-week detention, while the fine will be doubled in case of persistent refusal, according to the draft bill. Press. Exceptions will only be made for medical reasons, pregnant women and children under 12 years.

In Britain, those who refuse to wear a protective mask when on public transport will face a 200 200 fine, which doubles in the event of a second recurrence, and quadruples to 800 800 for each further offense, according to the Telegraph.

At the same time, in Italy, from December 6, anyone who is found in a means of urban transportation without a negative coronavirus test or sanitary pass, will be required to pay a fine of 600 to 1,000 euros. The checks will be done by transport employees, but also carabinieri.

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