Local lockdowns will affect only the unvaccinated citizens and those vaccinated will not be restricted because they are protected form Covid-19, Greece’s Development and Investment Minister Adonis Georgiadis said on Thursday.
Speaking to Skai TV, Georgiadis appeared extremely concerned about the course of the economy, if the current predictions of scientists are confirmed. Scientists indicate an explosion of infection cases in the next 7-10 days.
However, answering a question about possible new restrictive measures, he clarified that “we have explained many times that measures such as general lockdown will not be taken, because there are now vaccinated people, for whom we do not have the right to restrict them.”
When asked if there is a possibility of “shutting down” specific islands or other areas due to coronavirus outbreaks, Georgiadis said that “even in local lockdowns the same principle will be followed: Vaccinated people will not be restricted, as they are not at risk.”
Regarding the kind of restrictions for the unvaccinated citizens in case of local lockdowns Georgiadis did not say much other than “the unvaccinated cannot go to indoor venues” such as restaurants, clubs etc, a measure to be implemented from Friday, July 16, 2021.
PS what will they do in local lockdowns for the unvaccinated? Forbid access to activities and services, to banks, stores and even supermarkets? Who will watch over and control such an insane project? What about the unvaccinated tourists? Or will the restrictions be only for the locals?
Worth noting also the wrong message of the former books-seeling-on TV and wanna-be-epidemiologist Minister and the government in general that fully vaccinated people are protected from the Covid-19, when scientific literature says otherwise, even if with milder symptoms in majority of infecitons.
Greek populism at its best.