KATHIMERINI
Kathimerini (Καθημερινή, "The Daily") is a Greek-language daily published in Athens. It was founded in 1919. Its political alignment is considered center-right, while some perceive the newspaper as one of the main conservative voices of Greek media.
New Vaccine Requirements Around The World Are Getting Nasty
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Anne-Sophie Goninet

New Vaccine Requirements Around The World Are Getting Nasty

Countries are going all-in on virtually forcing citizens to get vaccinated: From the French President openly acknowledging his readiness to make life unpleasant for the unvaccinated to un-jabbed Canadians not qualifying for unemployment benefits to Greeks imposing monthly fines on the unvaccinated.

PARIS — Last year, as vaccination campaigns went into full swing across the world, governments and health authorities found creative ways to encourage people to get the COVID-19 vaccine, from VIP testimonials to lotteries to donuts.

But as several parts of the globe are experiencing huge surges in infections with the Delta and Omicron variants, we seem to be past the time for celebrity endorsements and free snacks. Or as a public health official in Hong Kong said recently: “enough carrots, time for the stick.”

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Extra! Olympic Torch In Brazilian Hands

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Kathimerini, April 28, 2016

"Greece hands the Olympic torch to Rio," writes Athens-based daily Kathimerini on its front page Thursday, featuring a picture of Wednesday's handover ceremony in Athens.

To mark 100 days before the start of the 2016 Olympic Games due to take place in Rio de Janeiro from Aug. 5 to 21, thousands of spectators gathered in Athens' Panathenaic Stadium to witness the passing of the torch to the Brazilian delegation.

The torch is scheduled to arrive in Brazil on May 3 and be carried around the country before the opening ceremony.

Answering concerns about the state of preparedness of the Brazilian city, Rio mayor Eduardo Paes told the BBC that the Olympic park is almost ready, though some other projects are indeed behind schedule.