SYRIZA’s Iliopoulos: Mitsotakis has been ‘walking the last mile’ of the pandemic since February

Main opposition SYRIZA-Progressive Alliance spokesperson Nassos Iliopoulos on Tuesday emphasised that the government was responsible for allowing the pandemic to once again get out of control, while speaking to “Radio Thessaloniki” on Tuesday.

“We should not forget that last year’s second wave left a huge wound, particularly in northern Greece, in which the majority of the losses were of people not treated in ICUs,” he said, adding: “It is tragic that, one year on, the figures for the pandemic are worse: for example, we now have 477 citizens intubated, while on the same day last year we had 228.”

At the same time, Iliopoulos noted that the government “insists on cultivating the illusion that the pandemic is nearing its end,” and added: “[Prime Minister] Kyriakos Mitsotakis has been walking ‘the last mile’ of the pandemic since last February, a last mile that for the rest of society has proved to be a never-ending Calvary”.

On vaccinations, he stressed the need “for all citizens to be vaccinated immediately”.
On the issue regarding the lack of restrictions to enter churches, he accused Mitsotakis of counting votes in the midst of the pandemic.

Finally, asked about the possibility of a lockdown, Iliopoulos clarified that the measures proposed by SYRIZA for the strengthening of the national health system and the protection of public health were precisely so as to avoid reaching such a point, which will obviously signal the absolute failure of the government.