Peloni: Greece Is Speeding Up Procedures to Build Up a Wall of Immunity

ATHENS — "Roadside checks for compliance with pandemic curbs are already in force and will be intensified from noon onwards. There is a special business plan for the police. We call on everyone to show responsibility," government spokesperson Aristotelia Peloni said on Friday in an interview with public broadcaster ERT1.

"The decision to ban travel from region to region was made so that we can spend Easter safely. At the moment, any mass movement – especially from Athens, which has a higher viral load – to other areas of the country, could make things worse for them," Peloni added, stressing that the capacity of the health system in Athens was much greater to that of other areas.

She also appealed to everyone to be vaccinated, noting that on Holy Tuesday the platform to book Covid shot appointments for people in their 30s will open.

"The capacity of the system, based on the deliveries we will have and the numbers we have, is for 2.5 million vaccinations in May and for 4.0 million vaccinations in June. We are moving forward to build the wall of immunity against Covid-19," the government spokesperson stressed.


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