20% of police officers not vaccinated against COVID-19

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The police officers that have not been vaccinated or infected by COVID-19 make up only 20% of the police force (of a total of 56,000 in service), stated Citizen Protection Minister Takis Theodorikakos in parliament on Tuesday.

He informed parliament that since his appointment as minister 75 days ago, a total of 9% of officers have been vaccinated.

He also sent a message to citizens that they need not "feel insecure" since the officers were strictly following all protection measures against the pandemic.

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