Forging vaccination certificates ‘a blatantly illegal act’, says gov’t spox Economou

Government spokesperson Yiannis Economou called the act of issuing counterfeit coronavirus vaccination certificates “a blatantly illegal act,” in an interview with ALPHA TV on Wednesday.

He also stressed that this illegal process can be tracked, and authorities can intervene immediately. Fines of up to 5,000 euros and disciplinary penalties, including dismissal, are included in the relevant legal framework.

There should be no tolerance for such phenomena, stressed Economou.

Meanwhile, earlier on Wednesday prosecutor Vassilis Pliotas, of Greece’s Supreme Civil & Criminal Court ‘Areios Pagos’ issued a circular in relation to the phenomena of false and fake coronavirus vaccination certificates.

In his circular, Pliotas urges all prosecutors at Courts of First Instance and Courts of Appeals nationwide to be vigilant and to intervene immediately when they are informed of the existence of these, and to deal with the criminal part of these cases without delay.