The fans are not going to return to the stands of the football stadiums.
Earlier, there have been strong objections from the Ministry of Health as to whether the decision on the partial presence of people to the stands of the stadiums should be implemented.
So Kyriakos Mitsotakis, after consultation from Sotiris Tsiodras and the Infectious disease specialists in charge, it was considered safer to suspend the measure and not to apply at this stage.
This means, of course, that neither the European games of Olympiacos and PAOK nor the championship matches will be held with people.
The relevant communication states that
“At the behest of Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis, the decision on the presence of a limited number of fans at football matches is revoked.
In view of the increase in covid-19 cases everywhere in Europe, which cannot be ruled out in Greece, the Prime Minister considered that the holding of matches even with a few fans, at a time when it is necessary to avoid any confusion and strict observance of health rules, would send the wrong message to the citizens.”
For the reasons that led the Government and Kyriakos Mitsotakis to the decision to revoke the relevant decision spoke to SPORT FM 94.6 Giannis Cantelis: “There is a general concern about the course of the crown, while we are discussing more measures for Thessaloniki to go from level 2 to 3. And in Athens there is a spread of the virus in the country.
It can be called the wrong decision by society to open the stadiums. It’s in the back of everyone’s mind and everyone thinks it’s not better to get 3,500 people on the field. There is a risk that the measures envisaged will not be met.
Epidemiological measures are not good and in Thessaloniki if cases increase it can change level. It would be the wrong message if the stadiums were opened at this juncture. There were objections from the infectious diseases.
It was made by a majority and it was not a unanimous decision. The covid-19 issue changes day by day. There’s a fear of 500 going to 600. They see cases remain high and there are outbreaks of overtransmissions, in Athens and Thessaloniki.
It’s starting to get tough with the coronavirus, and that’s why this decision was made. In order not to increase cases in the country. There have been reservations from the Prime Minister and the infectious disease specialists.
Yesterday there was an optimistic trend and today to change this picture that had been created until yesterday afternoon. The decision to return people to the stadiums can send the message “we are relaxing”.”