Christmas without moving from prefecture to prefecture – What Stelios Petsas said

Speaking to SKAI about the transfers from prefecture to prefecture, Mr. Petsas said that it is “difficult to allow the transfer from prefecture to prefecture, if we characterize an area as” relaxed “there will be relaxation. It is important to follow the measures to drop the burden throughout the territory “.

According to the government spokesman, the government’s announcements on how the partial opening will take place will take place next week.

As he said, ” the overall plan will be announced next week , there will be a roadmap at the beginning of next week on how the opening will be done. The purely seasonal stores open on Monday , then we will see what will open “.

“Citizens are asking us to open up safely, we will make decisions based on the suggestions of experts, we are following them,” the government spokesman continued.

“When we have committee recommendations, we take them into account. We did not enter into this discussion for the extension of the lockdown “, clarified Stelios Petsas, due to the increased cases, as he said. “We are discussing with the experts on the specialized issues”, he added.

Mr. Petsas also referred to how the decisions are taken by the government and the committee: ” We are examining many indicators , not only the cases, but also the situation of the NSS. We need to weigh the declining positivity index, but not at the pace we would like. Rt also falls more slowly, which shows why the cases have not dropped as we would expect. “It is positive that there are more free beds, but unfortunately the ICUs are filling up”, he continued.

Regarding what did not go according to forecasts, he noted: ” In Northern Greece we saw data with entrances and exits from the country and interregional movements”.

Asked whether the committee had proposed stricter measures, Mr. Petsas replied: ” Only Mr. Vatopoulos had proposed tougher measures . The measures are taken at an appropriate level. The measures we have taken are those proposed by the committee in its majority “.

“We expect the vaccines at the end of December-beginning of January”
Regarding vaccines, he said that ” the first vaccinations will begin after the preparation of the 1,018 vaccination centers, to vaccinate more than 2 million citizens per month. “We are waiting for the vaccines at the end of December and the beginning of January, we are waiting for the decisions of the EU institutions”, he added.

“We have secured 25 million vaccines. As there are two doses for each citizen, vaccination for each citizen for the vaccine is covered, which will be optional , not mandatory. Vaccination will be prioritized and we will have a special campaign to convince those who have reservations, in which prominent citizens will participate. “What is important for the citizen to know is that there will be no lack of vaccine for a citizen who will ask to do it”, concluded Mr. Petsas.

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