Covid spike forces change in govt plans, eclipsing deal with banks for rollout of RRF loans

PoliticsGreek Politics Tags: Covid, Mitsotakis, New Democracy, RRF, SYRIZA
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Greece recorded a record number of new Covid infections on Tuesday, forcing Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis to cut short a brief holiday in Epirus and the government to bring forward restrictions that were due to come into force on January 3.

The announcement of 21,657 cases led and a positivity rate of 3.89 pct clearly caught the authorities by surprise. Although the government was expecting a gradual rise in infection due to the spread of the Omicron variant, it was not prepared for them t...

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