Greek Prime Minister Says No Need To Introduce Lockdown Despite Rising COVID-19 Cases
ATHENS (UrduPoint News / Sputnik – October 23, 2021) The Greek government does not see the need to shut down the country’s economy again and introduce strict measures in the face of the increase in the number of daily cases of COVID-19, Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said on Friday.
“We have the ultimate weapon at our disposal to win the battle against the coronavirus. It’s the vaccine. The government will not stop convincing those who are still skeptical about the vaccine. We will not stop trying to persuade our citizens. contrary. We must use all the means at our disposal and, if necessary, continue to use them a thousand times, ”Mitsotakis said during a briefing after the EU summit in Brussels, broadcast by ERT.
A reporter asked Mitsotakis if the Greek government was considering tightening restrictions, given that the country sees an average of 3,500 topical cases per day, and recalled that the prime minister had repeatedly insisted that the closing the economy was not in the cards.
“I will repeat it today as well,” replied the Prime Minister.
He stressed that the majority of people currently in intensive care and ventilated have not been vaccinated, calling the situation a “pandemic of the unvaccinated”. However, Mitsotakis noted that he would not shut the country down on this issue as the government took steps to protect those at risk, including the elderly and those not yet vaccinated.
The Greek Prime Minister further urged those who are still hesitant to get vaccinated as soon as possible.