Greek Prime Minister, Kyriakos Mitsotakis, has marked the anniversary of Independence Day by delivering a message of unity and resilience in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic.
“The enemy is now the pandemic and against it we will parade our strength and unity,” Mitsotakis said in an address to the nation yesterday.
“Only united nations can overcome difficulties. No social construct can stand without the foundation of health. And no citizen can be well if others around [him or her] are not well.”
The Prime Minister then called on citizens to honor the national anniversary by staying at home, stressing that “the chieftains and flame throwers of our times are doctors and nurses. The heroes in white and green.”
“It is incumbent on us to arm them with the munitions that save lives. And give them strength and bolster their spirit by obeying their instructions,” he said.
Mitsotakis ended the address on a positive note, stating that Greek people will once again be able to proudly celebrate the national day of independence once the coronavirus crisis is over.