“We are now entering the next phase of our vaccination campaign and at this point I believe that the involvement of the local government, the church, civil society, the business world, is extremely important,” Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis.
“We have made significant progress, but we must use every means at our disposal so that in the next two summer months we can convince every citizen who may have second thoughts, who may have concerns, to get the vaccine in order to reach the desired 70-75% immunity of the population in the fall,” he added.
Mitsotakis then pointed out that the Delta variant has already been identified in Greece and it is a matter of time, as the European ECDC estimates that the prevailing mutation should take place here as well as in other countries.
“Already last week we observed a significant increase in active cases. It is of the order of 75%. We have just over 6,000 active cases today,” he said.
“I want to emphasise that most, but not all, are mainly among young ages. From the investigation carried out by EODY and the Civil Protection, it appears that they are related -as we expected- mainly to entertainment and travels,” he added.
“For this reason, the message in order to have a safe and free summer is one: Get vaccinated, but also get tested regularly before and after each social activity. I must emphasize that more than 60% of positive cases are detected thanks to self-tests,” Mitsotakis stated.
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