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Iliopoulos Criticises Greek Government’s Policy for Dealing with the Pandemic

September 28, 2020

ATHENS — "The government wasted the time that society won," main opposition SYRIZA-Progressive Alliance spokesperson Nassos Iliopoulos said on Monday in an interview with 90.4 FM radio station, sharply criticising the government's policy of dealing with the pandemic.

The main opposition's spokesperson stressed the need for the government to "immediately order private ICUs to assist the public health sector," but in a way that would not treat the pandemic as an opportunity for clinic owners to make a profit.

He added that "the worst thing the government can do at the moment is to send contradictory messages to society," stating that it is not possible for kiosks and mini markets to close at midnight to prevent overcrowding while citizens are being stacked close together on means of public transport, which were now turning into hotbeds for super-spreading the virus.

Referring to the Greek National Health System, he said that 5,000 fewer people were currently working for it compared with the previous year and that "in conditions of a pandemic, the government has not hired a single permanent doctor."

 

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