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Tarantilis: Greece Still Doing Relatively Well on the Pandemic Front

February 15, 2021

ATHENS — Greece is still doing better than many European Union countries in terms of the pandemic, government spokesperson Christos Tarantilis commented on Monday, referring to the epidemiological situation and the roll out of the vaccines in the country.

"Greece, as is clearly shown on the maps of the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC), continues to be in the best epidemiological state among EU member-states, despite the increase in cases seen last week – in Attica and elsewhere – which prompted the government to impose additional measures in these areas," he said.

The spokesperson highlighted the need to continue following the protection measures, in spite of the fatigue and the daily difficulties each person faces every day "in order to reach the end of this battle."

"We have broken through the barrier of 500,000 vaccinations and we are speeding up the vaccination rate," he said, adding that the government's goal "is for the citizens to be vaccinated quickly and with safety."

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