G. Economou: The lockdown is not on the table for the government

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By Dimitris Gatsios

A message that the government is moving and will move in the direction of every measure to strengthen the health system was sent by Giannis Oikonomou, during the briefing for journalists. At the same time, he said that when the Ministry of Health considers that there is an urgent need to order services from private doctors, the government will take this step, noting that the goal is to keep the economy and society open.

“The lockdown is not on the table for the government…”, Mr. Oikonomou noted. “In our country, a greater increase in cases and hospitalizations is observed in areas of Northern Greece that have the lowest vaccination coverage. This confirms the research carried out both in our country and abroad and clearly proves that the only safe and effective defense against the deadly epidemic is vaccination. Last Saturday and the extensive tests that are being carried out, there is a gradual increase in the planning of vaccinations by people who were previously unvaccinated, for example, in the week of November 1-7, there were about 149,000 new appointments. of public health “, he commented.

Speaking about a dynamic situation, the government spokesman pointed out that if adjustments to the interventions are needed, this is something that will be considered. “We do not want the country to close again. We are doing everything possible to stop the spread of the virus. To keep the economy and society open,” he said. Regarding the developments in Northern Macedonia, Mr. Economou noted that the government will not interfere in the internal affairs of another country. “Beyond that, our choice not to rush to ratify the memoranda is correct and appropriate, as it is a measure to control the implementation of the agreement,” he added.

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