Kyriakos Mitsotakis

Greece’s Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis on Tuesday sent a message of support to all the Greeks and Greek-Americans in the United States, where the coronavirus death toll stands at 12,771 and infections have risen to nearly 400,000.

“In these difficult hours, my thoughts also go out to our brothers and sisters beyond our borders, to Greeks wherever they may be – and especially in the United States and in New York,” he said, calling on Greeks abroad to abide by social distancing and personal hygiene measures.

The PM stated that Greece is now entering the second month of emergency coronavirus measures and the country’s “experience shows that staying calm and solidarity bring results.”

“We have won the first battle. And every day we are winning the second one. Through the government’s bold and swift decisions, through the mobilisation of the state. And with the responsible behaviour of all citizens, in cities and villages,” he added.

Greece’s embassies and consulates “are always open” to Greeks abroad and church organisations provide an assistance network.

“We will succeed,” Mitsotakis reiterated. “With responsibility and discipline, the ordeal of the pandemic will soon be over. And we must be healthy and with as few losses as possible. To meet again, united and strong, in the summer, at home.”