Tomorrow I will announce a new one-month action plan, Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said in an introductory statement to the cabinet. He reiterated, however, that the government’s goal remains to avoid a universal lockdown on this and will “further strengthen the targeted restrictions”, referring to a policy that “must be implemented in an absolute way”. He added that extraordinary decisions or new emergency measures for the coronavirus will be taken from today to the areas that are “in the red” .
Thessaloniki, Rodopi and Larissa are in the red, which means most functions are suspended, but, I emphasize, retail and school, “the Prime Minister said.” We now know from the tracking processes which economic activities are causing the problem of the rapid spread of the virus and which ones are not so widely, so we will adjust our plan for next month to actual data “while reiterating that the pressure on the system health is stronger than ever.
“As in the first phase, where we took action early on, we must take tougher measures again and more timely than in other European countries in order to prevent the worst, save lives and reduce the pressure on the health system. Referring to the international picture of the pandemic, he commented that the second wave of the coronavirus is more aggressive than that of last Spring, in the months of March and April. He estimated that Greece may be 2 to 3 weeks behind what other European countries are experiencing today. “The next 15 days is literally crucial and on this front each Ministry has its own position.
For example, the teleworking that we have put in place must be respected and must be monitored by all of you, “he added, saying that transport companies have already carried out the search for” immediate solutions to improve conditions in daily transportation. ” The Ministries of Finance are already working on relief measures for workers and businesses who will de facto be more affected by the measures we will announce.