SYRIZA’s Charitsis: Real economy urgently needs a comprehensive plan

The government needs to urgently implement “a comprehensive plan to strengthen real economy, carry out targeted contact-tracing at workplaces, and gradually reopen economic activity safely,” SYRIZA-Progressive Alliance’s Alexis Charitsis, responsible for development and investments, said on Tuesday.

“Related and unrelated ministers have recently stated repeatedly that these are the last few days of the national lockdown, that the economy’s reopening is fast approaching, and so is a return to normalcy”, he noted.

Instead of supporting afflicted businesses and workers, he said, they created a sense of hope and complacency “that resulted in the current spike in new infections.”