“There is full mobilisation of state mechanisms to prevent and address the problems created by the cold front,” said government spokesperson Christos Tarantilis on Monday, beginning the online briefing of the press. “Consecutive meetings are being held and all necessary initiatives are being taken in collaboration with regional authorities and municipalities,” he added.
He also referred to the support measures for enterprises, employees and the unemployed, noting: “As the restrictions on economic and social activities continue, the government is extending the support measures for enterprises, employees and the unemployed. The total cost of the measures already taken for the first quarter of 2021 is 5.9 billion euros.”
Greece is still doing better than many European Union countries in terms of the pandemic, government spokesperson Christos Tarantilis commented on Monday, referring to the epidemiological situation and the roll out of the vaccines in the country.
“Greece, as is clearly shown on the maps of the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC), continues to be in the best epidemiological state among EU member-states, despite the increase in cases seen last week – in Attica and elsewhere – which prompted the government to impose additional measures in these areas,” he said.
The spokesperson highlighted the need to continue following the protection measures, in spite of the fatigue and the daily difficulties each person faces every day “in order to reach the end of this battle.”
“We have broken through the barrier of 500,000 vaccinations and we are speeding up the vaccination rate,” he said, adding that the government’s goal “is for the citizens to be vaccinated quickly and with safety.”