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US Spain: a very heavy fine for the inhabitants of Galicia who refuse the vaccine against the Covid-19

00:50  26 february  2021
00:50  26 february  2021 Source:   leparisien.fr

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Espagne : une très lourde amende pour les habitants de Galice qui refusent le vaccin contre le Covid-19 © Geber86 / Getty Images Spain: a very heavy fine for the inhabitants of Galicia who refuse the vaccine against the Covid-19 The decision, taken by the provincial government, goes against the will of the central government, which has based its vaccination campaign on a voluntary basis.

Refusing to get vaccinated in Galicia, Spain’s fifth most populous region, can be expensive. The provincial government in fact decided, on Wednesday February 24, to sanction with a fine of between 1,000 and 60,000 euros any person refusing to receive the injection against the Covid-19, reports Ouest-France . This decision in the region, led since 2009 by the right-wing Partido Popular party, goes against the will of the central government.

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The Spanish authorities, like the other countries of the European Union (EU) have indeed based their vaccination campaign on a voluntary basis. A policy not effective enough for the government of Galicia as more and more Iberian citizens want to receive the anti-Covid vaccine. If last November only 40% of the population volunteered to receive treatment, this rate now exceeds 80%, according to the Center for Sociological Research, cited by Ouest-France.

"Nonsense"

The provincial government’s decision sparked an outcry from the opposition. "We consider the Galicians as permanent suspects," said the Galician Nationalist Bloc. On the side of the Socialist Party of Galicia, they denounce "nonsense". "There is no problem with vaccines, the process is going well. Why do they want to force the vaccination?" Wonders the left-wing party, which hopes that the text will be challenged by the Spanish Supreme Court.

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A controversial decision in Spain , which has 3.8 million confirmed cases since the start of the epidemic and 68,813 deaths. It remains to be seen whether the measure will be validated by the country's justice system and whether other regions could follow in Galicia's footsteps.

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