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Tsipras: Government Proved Below Expectations for the Moments’ Cruciality

December 28, 2021

ATHENS – Main opposition SYRIZA-Progressive Alliance leader Alexis Tsipras on Tuesday criticised the government stating the ‘was proved below expectations” in a post on the social media.

“Last Wednesday the scientists informed me on the expected soaring of infections in the week between Christmas and New Year’s Day and I asked for the immediate imposition of measures” Tsipras said and wondered if “they knew at the Maximos Mansion or they wanted to be pleasant instead of useful. Below expectations for the moments’ cruciality”.

SYRIZA accuses prime minister of incompetence

“For so long, (Prime Minister Kyriakos) Mitsotakis has been ignoring the proposals of SYRIZA and the scientists for measures to stop the pandemic, in order to prevent new losses and the possibility of a new catastrophic lockdown”, main opposition SYRIZA-Progressive Alliance underlined in an announcement on Tuesday.

“With a record of 9,284 cases yesterday, he again refused to do what he was supposed to do: He did not say anything about providing free rapid and molecular tests for citizens, increasing public transport, changing the protocols at schools, strengthening the national health system, requisitioning private clinics and expanding teleworking.”

“And today, (Health Minister Thanos) Plevris left the window open for new measures. The only person who is not outraged by the incredible incompetence of the government is Mr. Mitsotakis himself who continues his vacation, while the country is οn the brink,” SYRIZA concluded.

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