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Political leaders debate new coronavirus measures in Parliament

"April may determine what the future will look like," Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said on Thursday during a discussion in Parliament in Athens on new legislative measures to contain the impact of the coronavirus epidemic.

"Everything that has been done so far has brought reservedly optimistic results," he said, warning that the country needs to stay the course.

The class dimensions of a virus

There is a social class dimension to the way the new coronavirus is affecting the population, and by that of course I do not mean the indirect revanchism of MEP Dimitris Papadimoulis, of the main opposition SYRIZA party, who almost celebrated the fact that the outbreak in our country started from a woman who returned from a trip to Milan and a student in a private school in Athens.

Staying home cyber-safe

While the international community is fighting Covid-19, a new challenge is emerging: how to defend against potential cyberattacks. Politicians, including in Greece, find themselves having to replace their face-to-face meetings with phone or video calls.

Mitsotakis briefs opposition leaders Tsipras, Gennimata on developments with coronavirus

Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis held an e-meeting with SYRIZA's main opposition leader Alexis Tsipras on Monday evening, and later with Movement for Change (KINAL) leader Fofi Gennimata, to brief them on the developments concerning the coronavirus outbreak in Greece.

PM Mitsotakis to speak with SYRIZA's Tsipras in live video call to boost 'Stay at Home' message

Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis is to speak with opposition leftist SYRIZA leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis at 6 p.m. on Monday afternoon via live video link in a bid to bolster the government's "Stay at Home" message to citizens as part of increasingly strict measures to curb the spread of coronavirus. 

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