Putting to rest scenarios of restaurants, bars and cafes having a mixed clientele of vaccinated and unvaccinated customers, the PM said that wearing masks indoors and in cinemas will be compulsory.
Hardalias answered 20 questions that he maintained had been posed by citizens about the “new normalcy”. He declared categorically that the move to distinguish vaccinated from unvaccinated citizens and does not divide society.
A virus has managed to demolish the gains of decades, to cancel our human rights and liberties, and to impose rules which that the citizens of no democratic country would have been able to accept.
Of the 18 cases 15 were located in Crete, one in the Region of Western Athens, one in the Region of Thessaloniki, and one at Athens’ Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport.
Health systems are expected to be further burdened as it is projected that due to the new strain of the virus more people will fall ill in a biefer time span.
The good news on the vaccine development front should under no circumstances prompt us to exhibit complacency and lax enforcement of public health regulations.
'I have proven that I do not hesitate to swiftly make difficult decisions but in order to stem the new wave of the pandemic the state, scientists, and citizens cooperate," Mitsotakis declared.
if protective personal hygiene measures are implemented, social distancing is enforced, masks are worn in closed spaces, and common use surfaces are disinfected we can avoid a new outbreak of the pandemic in summer.
These days due to their particular traditional characteristics – such as packed churches and large Easter gatherings of families and friends will be decisive in determining future coronavirus developments.
We must show strength and virtues such as patience to proceed with the greatest degree of safety as we approach a gradual lifting of the restrictive measures.
'I stand by your side just as I stand beside all those who are in the frontline of this battle: mainly doctors and nurses, security forces and Civil Protection authorities, pharmacists, employees at food stores and in the entire supply chain who keep working so that we all can obtain necessary goods.'