We call on all citizens to cooperate to contain the pandemic, Oikonomou says

Heightened control measures are being enforced by the police in Western Attica since early on Friday – specifically in Elefsina, Mandra and Aspropyrgos – as part of a strict lockdown announced by Deputy Minister of Civil Protection and Crisis Management Nikos Hardalias, in order to brake the spread of the pandemic in these areas.

The plan has two two main axes: Firstly, extensive testing by the National Public Health Organisation, carried out by officials that have gone to the area, accompanied by psychologists, who will participate in the effort to persuade the population to take the tests, and secondly, a strong police presence, to carry out intensive inspections and provide any assistance requested.

“We call on all citizens to cooperate and assist with all their might in the efforts to control the spread of Covid-19 through rapid and molecular tests,” Deputy Minister of Citizen Protection Lefteris Oikonomou said to the Athens-Macedonian News Agency (ANA) and added: “I want to assure them that the State will be by their side thoughout this period with any appropriate means of support, but also with the required determination where it’s needed.”