We must follow the advice of experts to wear masks in situations where there is crowding, both indoors and outdoors, in order to avert a surge of infections after Greek Orthodox Easter (24 April).
Until the epidemiological situation improves, strict public health restrictions are necessary and we shall once again have to celebrate Easter on the balconies of our homes.
Noting that Prime Minister has not yet decided when to make a nationally televised address on the issue, the government's spokesperson said that one cannot risk a grand Easter exodus due to the epidemiological situation.
Mixed signals in managing the epidemic can prove disastrous at a moment that the population is understandably fatigued due to protracted public health restrictions.
Ta Nea joins its voice with the the state, the scientific community, and enlightened Metropolitan bishops of the Orthodox Church of Greece for the citizenry to abide by public health guidelines.
After all, at Easter we celebrate the victory of life over death and today we are struggling against a virus which, alas, for some of our fellow human beings is deadly.
This Easter a man was killed and another person is in hospital struggling to survive because of customs such as homemade, hand-held rocket-like fireworks.