Sakellaropoulou: COVID Measures Are Not a Restriction of Our Freedom, But Are Intended to Protect

October 22, 2020

ATHENS — "The virus strikes all of society collectively and society has to collectively defend itself. The measures are not a restriction of our freedom, but are intended to protect others. That is the crucial point. We are moving away from the issue of individual responsibility and moving on to social responsibility. It is very crucial that this is understood," President of the Hellenic Republic Katerina Sakellaropoulou said on Thursday, during her meeting with Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis at the Presidential Mansion.

Sakellaropoulou added that young people have a different way of life, and may feel less vulnerable but "what has not been made properly understood, and I hope it will be, is the high transmissibility of the virus."

Referring to her presence in Kastellorizo at the beginning of the school year, she said she had been impressed by the children's discipline in following safety measures and wearing a mask: "children have a lot to teach us about how to deal with some issues that have to do with discipline and social behaviour."

Οn Greek-Turkish issues, she described Turkey as a "troublemaker" and said that Greece has proved it respects the rules of good neighbourliness, but unfortunately a neighbouring country has adopted the role of a troublemaker.

According to Sakellaropoulou, Europe has also become aware of the problem, and also that the principle of solidarity must at some point prevail.


ANKARA - Continuing his country's relentless verbal assault, Turkey's Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said that being a member of the European Union won't help Greece if trouble brews between them.

Top Stories


A pregnant woman was driving in the HOV lane near Dallas.

General News

FALMOUTH, MA – The police in Falmouth have identified the victim in an accident involving a car plunging into the ocean on February 20, NBC10 Boston reported.

General News

NEW YORK – Meropi Kyriacou, the new Principal of The Cathedral School in Manhattan, was honored as The National Herald’s Educator of the Year.


After Amazon, Google’s First Cloud Region Coming to Greece

ATHENS - Despite having a costly Internet that’s the slowest in the European Union, Greece is continuing to attract high-tech giants, with Alphabet’s Google planning to create its first cloud region in the country.

Enter your email address to subscribe

Provide your email address to subscribe. For e.g. abc@xyz.com

You may unsubscribe at any time using the link in our newsletter.