“The government is not making any proposals for the measures. We are waiting for the committee’s suggestions,” said Giannis Oikonomou in an interview with SKAI on the measures to deal with the pandemic.
“One has to be a little more careful. I think the data will be evaluated every week. We will wait for the committee’s suggestion. It is too early at the moment to talk about relaxation and send this message. I do not rule out some things happening,” he continued. the government spokesman pointing out that committee suggestions are always taken seriously by the government.
Mr. Economou also stated that the fine of 100 euros for those over 60 will be imposed, it is administrative and is confirmed by the tax office. He noted that more than 200,000 of our fellow citizens of this age group have been vaccinated and this is a great success because they have been shielded against the virus while there is still the possibility that others will be vaccinated.
“We have to insist, the vaccine is there. The measure of the fine will apply. There is no optional obligation,” he added.
Regarding the possibility of extending the obligation to those over 50, he stated that this is a thought on the table and very soon he will clarify whether or not we will go to this decision.
At the same time, he clarified that “there is no obligation without consistency” while he reiterated that 85% -87% of people in the ICU are unvaccinated.
Regarding the assessment that the pandemic ends with the “omicron” mutation, he said that it is a health issue, but what we do know is that this mutation has a very high transmissibility and does not cause such severe hospitalizations.
“We have to follow the scientific studies and the announcements,” he added.
Regarding the new drugs, the government spokesman, after stating that they have already been made monoclonal quickly in more than 50 laws of the country, stressed that as soon as the administration of other drugs is considered safe, the government will do everything necessary for their supply.
After a relevant question, Giannis Oikonomou also stated that the elections will take place at the end of four years. “We have time to do a lot that will have a real impact on the life of each and everyone. We are moving forward with the horizon of completing the four-year term and elections in 2023. For the government at this time there is the horizon of implementing the government project,” “These are the sole prerogatives of the prime minister,” he said.
Source From: Capital