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Country will not be shut down again, says PM

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Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis was emphatic on Friday that Greece will not be shut down again due to the pandemic.

“I can tell you with certainty that the country will not close again,” he said during a visit to the University Hospital of Iraklio in Crete.

“The economy and society will continue to work, we will have to comply with the minimum protection measures,” he added, noting that the government will “be strict” in the few measures that it implements. He also referred to the “legacy” left by the pandemic, as Greece now has twice the number of intensive care units compared to before.

The prime minister also took the opportunity to reiterate call to members of the public to get vaccinated amid the fourth wave of the pandemic.

What’s more, he also unveiled a plan to vaccinate workers at large hotels with the help of mobile units so that they are spared the inconvenience of going to vaccination centers themselves.