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Gennimata on How Greece Handles the Pandemic: “Half-Measures Don’t Help”

December 15, 2020

ATHENS — The head of the opposition party Movement for Change (KINAL), Fofi Gennimata, on Tuesday expressed grave reservations over the government's handling and decisions regarding the pandemic and its repercussions, speaking on the state television channel ET1.

She noted that the "accordeon lockdowns" were detrimental to both public health and the economy, while half-measures helped nothing and no one. She repeated KINAL's position that only testing on a mass scale and reliable epidemiological data made it possible to plan with a degree of confidence, without endangering health or the economy.

"This is our position and it is diametrically opposed to that implemented by the government, which is to wait and see and make concessions to whoever presses hardest," she added, while pointing out that the "click away" method only worked for the 15 pct of businesses that have an e-shop while the overwhelming majority are excluded.

She raised questions over the practical enforcement of restrictions on churches and urged legislation to make death or disability due to coronavirus count as a workplace accident for healthcare-sector workers.

Gennimata also commented on the European Council's decisions on Turkey, saying that this was a defeat for the prime minister that he is attempting to cover up.

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