The vaccination of the monks and secular workers on Mount Athos continues.
As it became known, the first 120 doses of the vaccine (Pfizer-BioNTech) have already been used and more are expected in April to vaccinate more members of the monastic state. The interest is increased and the monks from monasteries, hermitages, and cells rush to get vaccinated in the Health Center of Karyes.
Covid 19 cases were recorded on Mount Athos, where at least four monks lost their lives and many others were hospitalized in Thessaloniki.
To prevent further “invasion” of the virus, the authorities closed the gates of the peninsula of Mount Athos, and the monks or workers who move to and from it undergo a rapid test.