All measures on table in Covid-19 fight

With the next two weeks deemed to be critical as regards the spread of the coronavirus, or Covid-19, the government has made it clear that it will take all necessary measures to contain it, with the possibility of a full lockdown being considered.

In an interview with Kathimerini on Sunday, Deputy Civil Protection Minister Nikos Hardalias said that all options, including that of a lockdown, are on the table. Asked whether the military will become involved in enforcing the restrictions announced by the government, Hardalias said that no such decision has been taken yet, noting however that armed forces officers have participated in meetings discussing plans that would involve the military in an auxiliary role.

On the prospect of a full lockdown, Hardalias said he could not confirm it in advance, but pointed to last week's assurance by Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis...

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