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The Greek prime minister says the country is “better prepared” if there is a second wave of infections in autumn

June 15, 2020

Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis of Greece has assured that the country will be “better prepared” if there is a second wave of coronavirus infections in the fall, and stressed that intensive care units across the area have been strengthened.

In a message to the nation, Mitsotakis expressed that he hopes that “if the virus attacks again, it will not be necessary to take as stringent measures” as it did in March last year when the health crisis broke out.

He said that in certain cases, when there is a strong recovery, health authorities will be “smarter” when it comes to testing, tracking infections, and analyzing the contacts of those infected.

The Greek prime minister says the country is “better prepared” if there is a second wave of infections in autumnThe Greek prime minister says the country is “better prepared” if there is a second wave of infections in autumn

“Of course, the country will be prepared for the serious possibility that the coronavirus will return in any way in the fall or winter. We will be prepared,” he said.

Greece has so far found 3,121 confirmed cases and 183 deaths. The country is currently preparing to reopen tourism for the summer.