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Greece surpasses COVID-19 milestone after one million vaccinations administered to public

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A “wall of immunity” is being built according to Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis who announced yesterday that Greece has surpassed the one million mark in Covid-19 vaccinations.

The Greek PM spoke in a video message broadcast by all TV stations.

“Today, we will exceed the symbolic number of 1,000,000 doses, which means that every week that passes, we are building the wall of immunity that will allow us to leave behind this ordeal,” he said.

“In fact, from April, we will have many more doses at our disposal. And as the weather improves, it will become our ally. But it remains a crucial challenge for everyone.”

According to official data on March 3, a total of 991,409 people have received vaccination. Of them, 643,2918 have received only the first dose and just 348,191 have received the second dose.

Mitsotakis added that he was concerned about the increase in mutations of the virus, particularly of the British mutation which is currently wrecking havoc on the Greek national health system.

“Covid-19, like all respiratory viruses, has a strong seasonality. Therefore, we are at the beginning of the end. And this is not a figure of speech. But it remains a crucial bet for everyone.”

He finally called on Greeks to mark “Tsiknopempti” with family and no friends, in a bid to prevent the spread of the virus.

“It would be a pity to do great harm now that we can see the end,” he said.

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