Petsas: Greek Cov't Examines the Extension of First Residence Protection after April 30


Greek Government spokesman Stelios Petsas. (Photo by Eurokinissi/ Stelios Missinas)

ATHENS - "We are examining the extension of first residence protection that expires on April 30," government spokesperson Stelios Petsas said on Saturday in an interview with ANT1 TV.

On support measures, he stated that the fiscal cost is approximately 4.7 billion euros until today, namely 2.5 pct of GDP.

He said that Europe got out of all the major crises stronger and referred to the need for closer cooperation and also the issue of a eurobond.

On the repatriation of Greeks, he said that the government wants to keep the coronavirus away from Greece. Only those suffering from a serious health problem certified by a doctor will return to Greece.

"All the others will remain abroad; it is clear and everyone should know it. Regarding all those that happened at the airport of London, the responsibility lies within the airline. Everybody knew that the flights to Greece were suspended from 6 a.m. and they called the people to go to the airport. We will not yield to pressure; it is an issue of public health," he said.