Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis briefed on Monday the President of the Hellenic Republic Katerina Sakellaropoulou on the recent developments with the pandemic.
At a meeting held at the Presidential Mansion, the premier noted that the first data show that the infections from Omicron variant is not so high as the morbidity of Delta and underlined that the experts will propose the measures and the government is expecting for their recommendations.
“But we are now exiting the fourth wave of the pandemic and we must be cautious and to assume the measures that are necessary which the epidemiologists will recommend us. The initial estimation was that the measures will be implemented after New Year’s Day but we are expecting from the experts to tell us when and how to intercept, as much as possible, the spread of the Omicron variant in order to offer the possibility to the Health System to breathe” Mitsotakis said.
He also underlined that we are in a somewhat de-escalation phase regarding the admissions in hospitals and the gradual reduction in ICU admissions something he characterised encouraging.
Mitsotakis pointed out that the vaccines are necessary and particularly the third dose is totally necessary against Omicron variant particularly for the elderly.
On her part, President Sakellaropoulou characterised the vaccination one way for our freedom and expressed her satisfaction over the fact that “the Greek society withstood. We should not be very disappointed; elsewhere there was more reaction and denial”