On Tuesday at 18:00, the Prime Minister, Kyriakos Mitsotakis , will deliver the speech for the first phase of the relaxation of the restrictive measures.
According to what he stated today during the briefing of the political editors, the government spokesman, Stelios Petsas, immediately after the speech of the Prime Minister, will follow the specialization of the measures by the competent ministers.
It is noted that, as the government spokesman announced, the stages of lifting the restrictive measures will be spaced apart so that their effectiveness can be assessed.
In the first stage, the hairdressers and the beautician businesses will be opened, while then the schools and the restaurants will be opened.
Stelios Petsas: The effectiveness of the measures was judged by the responsibility of the citizens
“The success of our project so far, especially compared to other developed European countries with a similar population, is not a snapshot of the moment for the archive,” said government spokesman Stelios Petsas, noting that the effectiveness of the measures was judged in that citizens have shown individual responsibility and collective maturity.
“It’s to remind us every day why we took these measures from the beginning,” the government spokesman said. “It simply came to our notice then. In order not to collapse the National Health System from the simultaneous admission of patients. In order not to bring our doctors and nurses to the situation we saw even in the most developed countries, that is, with despair, they have to choose who will live and who will die. In order not to lose our loved ones from the lack of an intensive care bed or from the lack of a respirator “.
He went on to say that “the purpose of strict measures was not to stay locked up in our homes forever.” But the goal was to be able to “get our lives back at some point. To win the way of life that the war temporarily deprived us of against an insidious and invisible enemy like the pandemic of the corona “.
Pointing out that it is clear that we will maintain all the necessary habits and behaviors that will accompany us from now on, mainly concerns the observance of distances and measures of personal hygiene and protection and any additional measures indicated by the experts “.
Initially, the hairdressers will open, schools and restaurants, hotels will follow
More specifically, as Mr. Petsas said, “initially the hairdressers and the retail and personal hygiene companies will be opened with specific rules regarding the service of the public.
Then the levels of education will gradually open and at a reasonable time.
In the next phase, the largest companies will be opened, the catering companies will always be under certain conditions and if the health of the population is developing smoothly. The churches for individual worship will also be open from the first steps of the de-escalation of the restrictive measures, while in the next stage the places of worship will be opened with specific rules and measures to protect their operation for the flock as well “.
Afterwards, “the hotel units will initially open for a period of twelve months and after the issue of transport and seasonal tourist accommodation has been settled from the end of June to the beginning of July”.
As Mr. Petsas said, the philosophy and the successive phases of the transition plan to the new regularity will be announced by the Prime Minister who will address the citizens tomorrow Tuesday, at 18.00 in the afternoon.
First phase with the start of classes in Lyceums and Gymnasiums
The first phase, according to information from iefimerida, concerns the start of classes for all classes of Lyceum and High School on May 11 and two weeks later, on May 25, for primary and secondary schools with an extension of the school year. The epidemiological course, while maintaining the number of new cases at very low levels, is key to moving from the first to the second phase. If everything goes smoothly, the school year will be completed for secondary education, at the end of May, and for primary education on June 26.
Source – iefimerida.gr