Greek Tourism Minister Assures Britain that Pandemic Under Control
Athens, Greece, January 2, 2021 / TRAVELINDEX / Greece’s Tourism Minister Haris Theocharis has said the country is trying to do everything possible to ensure that the country remains an attractive tourist destination with a low rate of coronavirus infections. Talking to BBC Radio he said that the country’s measures to control the pandemic has proved to be successful.
“We’re taking specific targeted measures where we see specific concentrations of cases,” Theocharis told Radio 4’s “Today” program.
He went on to note that coronavirus cases in Greece remain far below the European Union average in proportional terms and the UK threshold of 20 cases per 100,000 residents per week, above which British authorities impose restrictions.
The Greek minister said health authorities were introducing targeted measures in areas where there is a higher concentration of cases while also conducting comprehensive tracking. Greece ranks fifth in Europe in terms of the number of Covid-19 tests, he added.