Hardalias Stresses Importance of Faithfully Observing COVID-19 Measures

September 1, 2020

ATHENS — Deputy Minister of Civil Protection and Crisis Management, Nikos Hardalias, met on Tuesday with the head of the National Transparency Authority (NTA), Angelos Binis, and NTA officials.

After thanking the executives and employees of the NTA for their contribution to the "daily fight against coronavirus and the heightened sense of responsibility they show in the performance of their duties," Hardalias stressed that "the faithful observance of the measures for tackling the pandemic is a crucial matter in order to safeguard the health of all."

He added that "the National Transparency Authority's contribution to this daily battle is invaluable." He reiterated that "only together can we succeed and only together can we ensure the strict observance of the measures. And this is a necessity that is dictated to all of us, it is our duty toward the vast majority of citizens who place their trust in us every day and, with an abundance of patience and perseverance, implement the measures both in the first 'Stay Home' phase and the current second 'Stay Safe' phase."


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