Petsas: Click Away Was Introduced to Allow at Least Some Turnover

December 14, 2020

ΑΤΗΕΝS — The government is "doing its best in an unprecedented situation to provide relief," government spokesperson said on Monday in response to questions about the click away measure, after the regular press briefing.

He repeated that the measure was introduced to bypass overwhelmed courier services and permit at least some turnover during the holidays.

"We will see how it goes, we are not placing any quantitative limits. We are monitoring the situation at all times and have told our fellow citizens in every way to be careful," he said.

Regarding church services, Petsas said that Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis will be contacting Archbishop of Athens and All Greece Ieronymos to explore the margins for greater flexibility, possibly even one additional day of services, but always with a limit of nine people in the church at any given time, or 25 in cathedrals.

The spokesperson also referred to the vaccinations, saying these will follow a plan approved by the national vaccinations commitee, and congratulated the public services over uncovering the Rhodes espionage case.

Referring to Turkey's request for talks with Greece, Petsas urged reporters to "look at what Turkey does, not what it says."

"What Turkey does is to constantly commit provocative acts and only in words seek discussion on the issue concerning the delimitation of maritime zones, which is the sole difference that we have with the neighbouring country. We are making sure to strengthen our alliances in all fora and to strengthen our deterrent force, so that we are ready to defend our sovereignty and sovereign rights," Petsas said.

The spokesperson additionally presented the prime minister's programme, such as his participation in a digital discussion with OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurria at 13:50 on Monday, his address in parliament during the debate on the 2021 budget on Tuesday and his participation in an online forum to present the National Plan for People with Disabilities on Wednesday morning.



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