By Dimitris Gatsios
Today, the government is moving in the rhythm of the first, after months, live meeting of the “blue” Parliamentary Group. The “appointment” of the New Democracy MPs, which will take place not in the usual setting of the Senate Chamber, but in the Plenary Session of the Parliament, under the Prime Minister, takes place in a critical turn of the pandemic virus in the community, with the Covid indicators -19 to record… black records, in the middle of a week, during which a large outbreak of coronavirus data is expected. In this context, the speech of Kyriakos Mitsotakis is expected with particular interest, in the aftermath of the new messages he sent yesterday, during the meeting with representatives of retail and catering.
“The economy and society will not close again. The vaccinated will not be deprived of their freedoms”, stressed Kyriakos Mitsotakis. While the big bet for the government is the full implementation of interventions by citizens and businesses, whether they focus on catering or retail, the government points out that the keys that will open the door to exit the pandemic are three: Vaccination of those who have not yet been persuaded to be vaccinated. The third dose for those who have already been vaccinated. Daily hygiene measures. “We now know that the vaccine protects against easy infection, but it mainly protects against serious disease. The many tests that are done, mostly with the measures we have imposed, allow us to have a very good epidemiological picture of the pandemic and to limit those who are mainly asymptomatic as early as possible so as not to infect other fellow citizens. “, said Mr. Mitsotakis, who is expected to send, from the podium of the Parliamentary Group, similar messages to the citizens. According to information, more than 30 “blue” MPs are expected to speak at the meeting, mainly from the region, conveying the image that prevails in local communities. And the call of the Prime Minister to the deputies, in order to help increase the percentages of the “Freedom” operation will be, as it seems, one of the main points of the intervention. The government, however,… reads with satisfaction the data related to… vaccination appointments. The last seven days:
-175,000 appointments were scheduled for the first installment (increase of 185% compared to the previous seven days).
-275,000 appointments for the third installment (increase of 200%).
“This is a tripling of the number of appointments, which proves that there are many citizens who have not been vaccinated but are willing even now to make the decision to be vaccinated. It is noted that 15,000 have been submitted to the home vaccination program so far. “13,000 people have already been vaccinated, while 5,000 have been vaccinated by private doctors,” executives note. In addition to the agenda related to the pandemic virus, the economy is expected to be at the forefront of the meeting, as well as the front of growth in the energy sector. “I remind you that the difficulties in the economy have passed at least thanks to the 42 billion of resources mobilized in total at all levels. Of course, the support from the tax and insurance burdens with reductions in rates and employer contributions continues. “, stressed Mr. Mitsotakis yesterday.
Source From: Capital