City Hall takes care of vulnerable with ‘Help at Home Plus’


Municipal worker Ioannis Chrysanthakopoulos, 39, carries goods for pensioner Vassiliki Chalari, 83, as part of the Athens Municipality’s “Help at Home Plus” program that has been extended to members of vulnerable groups, including the elderly, who face particular challenges during the Covid-19 lockdown. At the most risk from a potential infection, elderly citizens have been advised to avoid leaving their homes. City Hall has also boosted its food handouts for the poor and its programs for the capital’s homeless with a collaboration with charity Medecins du Monde said to be in the works. [Alkis Konstantinidis/Reuters]