"The difficult lie ahead of us and we have duty to warn the public that the next month will be very difficult" stated Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis in an interview with Proto Thema newspaper on Sunday on the course of the coronavirus epidemic.
"We will have an increase of the cases and of the serious cases, some people will lose their lives, we should know that " he underlined adding that "the most important is to limit the number of incidents, this is our priority".
Referring to the government's measures and to the citizens' responsibility he said that no state can control the problem totally. What the state can do is to gradually assume more and more measures and to limit the social gatherings" he said and underlined "If all of us do the necessary things we will not become Italy".
On the Church's stance, he said "I understand the theological dimension of the matter... but I expect from the church to cooperate".
"As prime minister I must warn of this danger and tell them that what exists for the public gatherings obviously exists for church", he added.
On the measures for the support of the enterprises and the workers Mitsotakis said "The state will intervene with a number of measures to support the enterprises liquidity".
Finally, on the closing of the borders (to migrants and refugees) he said that he would not allow a disorderly and irregular entrance of migrants and refugees.