In a meeting that took place on Wednesday at the Maximos Mansion, Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis requested that Covid-19 measures be implemented more strictly to prevent any further outbreaks of the disease in Greece.
The Prime Minister stated that while the current framework for combating the pandemic is sufficient, more focus needs to be placed on ensuring that health and safety protocols are being properly followed.
“The purpose of the meeting is very specific: to review the operation and implementation of the relevant provisions and recommendations that have been made regarding the implementation of measures related to Covid,” PM Mitsotakis stated at the beginning of the meeting.
In order to prevent Greece from facing a potential second wave of the virus after it has opened up to tourists from most nations, both the Prime Minister and attendees agreed that strict adherence to the nation’s Covid-19 measures is absolutely needed.
The safety of workers’ health, especially in areas of heavy tourism, as well as ensuring that other regions across Greece were also implementing Covid-19 guidelines, was also discussed.
Speaking about Greece’s current Covid restriction protocols, Prime Minister Mitsotakis said that “Regions and Municipalities cannot be out of this case. It does not concern only the central mechanism.”
Regulations, including the mandatory use of a mask and the avoidance of mass public gatherings, were singled out as examples of necessary precautions to be considered in the context of the pandemic during the current tourist season in Greece.
Public transportation and other such amenities are expected to operate under the supervision of the General Secretariat for Commerce, the Consumer Protection of the Ministry of Development and Investment and the General Secretariat for Civil Protection.
While the meeting was being held, health officials from Greece’s National Public Health Organization also reported 27 new cases of Covid-19, four of which were detected at the country’s border crossings.
Regions including Thessaloniki and Attica saw the highest instances of cases, having a total of five and eight in each area, respectively. Xanthi, Kastoria and Paros also had one case each.
No new fatalities were reported, leaving Greece’s count at 193, which has thankfully not risen for several days.