"The epidemiological picture is considerably better in the last few days, but it is absolutely clear that we must be very cautious over the holidays to avoid facing a resurgence of the virus in the first month of 2021," Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said to President of the Hellenic Republic Katerina Sakellaropoulou during their meeting on Monday, in which he briefed her on the course of the pandemic in Greece.
"I must tell you that our greatest concern at this time are the gatherings and meetings in homes and I believe that the recommendation should be that we must celebrate these holidays with our families and our closest relatives. I believe that our compatriots will abide by this advice," he added.
He also briefed Sakellaropoulou on the overall picture of the market, saying that the operation of the new 'click away' shopping is satisfactory and has allowed the market to work better and offered relief to all shops.
Additionally, he referred to the plan for nationwide vaccination, underlining that he will be vaccinated on the first day the vaccine arrives in Greece, which will hopefully be on December 27. Mitsotakis said that 2020 was an tumultuous year, adding that "I am cautiously optimistic that in 2021 we will leave the pandemic behind us and manage to get back to high growth rates".