Government spokesperson, Aristotelia Peloni, spoke about the course of the COVID-19 pandemic in Greece and said there will now be 50,000 vaccines a day starting from Monday.
Starting her announce today, Peloni referred to the reopening of the Greek embassy in Tripoli.
“Greece declares its readiness to support Libya and the Libyans in anyway,” she stressed.
“We anticipate that the new page in the relations between our two countries will be written on the basis of the principles of international law and good faith,” the spokeswoman stressed.
“It is important for Libya in this new era to get rid of weights that pull it down, such as the presence of foreign forces and mercenaries on its territory,” said Peloni.
“But also from texts that are non-existent and violate international law,” she added.
“Greece declares its readiness to support Libya and the Libyans in all ways, both bilaterally and in the European context,” Peloni explained.
The spokesperson then referred to today’s opening of retail with the exception of Thessaloniki, Patras and Kozani ”
“Unfortunately, the trend of rapidly increasing cases and the serious risk of enormous pressure on the hospitals of Thessaloniki, Achaia and Kozani, led the committee to suggest suspending for a week the opening of retail in these areas.”
“There was no possibility other than this unpleasant development and the government’s decision to support companies that remain closed by state order in April is a given, ” she said.
The beneficiaries – companies and freelancers – are estimated at about 100,000 and of these about 10,800 are active in the retail sector in the Regional Units of Thessaloniki, Achaia and Kozani.
The rest are active throughout the country and relate to the sectors of tourism, culture, sports, transport, gyms, playgrounds, and other sectors for which their activity is suspended by state order.
When discussing the COVID-19 pandemic, Peloni evoked a historical reference by saying “we are now engaging in the last battles of a war that has already been won by science and we need to be patient to run the last kilometers of the marathon.”
“It is already being proven that vaccination can end the ordeal that the whole world is facing and bring the dawn of the next day,” she continued.
“In Israel and the United Kingdom, where there has been significant vaccination coverage, there has been a significant reduction in cases, hospitalisations and deaths,” Peloni highlighted.
“However, vaccinations in our country is also positive as there is a reduction in cases and intubations for those over 75 years, but also in our fellow citizens that are 60-64 years, who started being vaccinated just a month ago,” she highlighted.
This month it is estimated that there will be about 1.5 million additional vaccinations, while May and June there will be even more vaccinations.
As of today, the average number of vaccinations per day is expected to exceed 50,000.
In the meantime, vaccination centres. have already increased to 1,073 , ie 55 more than the 1,018 that were originally announced.