“This Easter will be different,” government spokesperson Stelios Petsas reiterated on Friday in an interview with Skai TV, adding that “it is one of the few times in the history of mankind that we can all become heroes by doing something simple: staying home and following the instructions of experts to save human lives.”
Noting that the vast majority of Greeks were following the government’s instructions, he appealed to the few “who don’t want to comply” to do the same. He also made it clear that, if necessary, the government will not hesitate to close toll roads to prevent people from leaving the cities at Easter.
In addition to the measures for the peak of the epidemic, he revealed, the government was also examining measures for the epidemic’s de-escalation, when that time comes.
In the meantime, he said that the government is mulling further restrictions, in the form of a time limit on trips outside the home, which would be decided “within the next two to three days.”
“We are looking at measures to deal with the crisis, but we are also looking at gradual de-escalation measures. So that, when the experts give us the signal, we will be able to gradually bring the economy back into play and let people leave their homes,” he underlined.