“What we did that I think was relatively successful was to implement strict social distancing measures relatively early and this seems to have worked,” Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said in an interview with CNN.
“We almost have full cooperation by the Greek people and I would like to thank them for the fact that respected our directions and actually stayed home with a very very few exceptions,” he stressed adding that “the hard work is still ahead of us.”
The prime minister underlined that “it is very very clear to me that if you take social distancing measures relatively early you can flatten the curve.”
“We had 50 people tragically losing their lives in Greece from Covid-19 but our healthcare system is coping relatively well and I have to point out that this is a health system battered after ten years of austerity. So we are painfully aware of the fact that we were at bigger risk compared to other EU countries seeing our health care system being overwhelmed. But this has not happened up to now I hope that this is not going to happen.”