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Deniers come under scrutiny

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Judicial authorities are using the provisions of the new penal code regarding the dissemination of fake news to go after denialists who encourage people not to get vaccinated against Covid-19 or accept life-saving treatment.

In Thessaloniki, northern Greece, prosecutors are investigating a hospital supervisor who had apparently urged a 51-year-old Covid patient to resist intubation before she died last week. The probe was launched after excerpts of a private conversation between the two were made public.

In Athens, authorities are looking into more than 10 cases of Covid deniers disseminating misinformation on social media.