Greece’s main opposition party SYRIZA accused the government on Monday that it is building a “false covid-19 success story,” after an epidemiologist said that the national committee did not recommend “no masks outdoors.”
“The fact that the government once again ignored the Committee of Infectious Diseases and asked the citizens to throw off their masks while the whole planet is warning about the ‘Delta’ variant confirms that Mr. Mitsotakis learned nothing from his criminal mistakes,” SYRIZA said on Monday.
It also accused the prime minister of “instrumentalizing scientists, sending dangerous messages of complacency and again building up a false success story and now that the cases are rising, he is investing in the deepest division of the citizens to hide his failure”.
A total confusion broke on Monday noon, when epidemiologist Nikos Sypsas told Open TV that “the epidemiologists’ committee never recommended that people take off their masks. it said one can temporarily take off the mask outdoors where there is no crowding.”
He added that the wrong message was given to the people.
Note that at a live briefing on June 23, the health experts said that the epidemiologists committee unanimously decided that people can take off their masks outdoors.
On July 5 the total caboodle as there is again a surge of coronavirus infections and now everybody blames everybody. The government blames the citizens for not being vaccinated, the people and the opposition parties blame the government and the epidemiologists committee and the latter feel that they have to defend themselves.
PS You know how things work regarding Covid-19 in Greece: Οf course: epidemiologists said X, the experts said X+extra sauce to make it smoother and jollier, all Greeks understood “no masks outdoors unless crowding -whatever this means – , in touristic areas the travellers did not comply with the rules and soon the local too and now have a nice bowl of resurgence salad sprinkled with Delta variant for the extra crunch.
I knew I was living in a live circus but now the situation has got out of controls. The clowns took over….