Interministerial Meeting Focuses on Repercussions of Coronavirus

March 7, 2020

ATHENS – A wide-ranging meeting involving several ministries on Friday examined the most recent situation with coronavirus (COVID-19) in the country and reassessed their plans.

The ministries of Finance, Development, Labor and Tourism presented proposals for a government plan, which would include tax suspension for affected businesses.

Three levels of measures were examined: obligatory measures (e.g. closures of stores and theaters), local and professional sector measures, and measures for the economy in general.


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