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Oikonomou: The Gov’t Waits for the Recommendations of the Experts’Ccommittee

January 18, 2022

ATHENS – The government is waiting for the recommendations of the committee of epidemiological experts, which will meet on Wednesday to assess the pandemic data and decide whether a relaxation of measures is possible, government spokesperson Yiannis Oikonomou said on Tuesday in an interview with Skai TV.

He also pointed out that there is still pressure on the national health system because, despite the fact that the ‘Omicron’ variant is now predominant, the ‘Delta’ variant, which causes more severe disease and leads to patient intubation, still exists. He added that, unfortunately, 85 pct of the people who reach that point are unvaccinated. “Obviously, this concerns us and it is something that should be among the criteria one takes into account when making any decisions,” he noted.

Regarding the possibility of early elections, the government spokesperson replied: “We have made it clear in all ways that the elections will take place in 2023.”

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