Following yesterday’s announcement that a new hybrid strain of corona virus, named Deltacron, had been discovered in Cyprus, the Greek government held a crisis meeting to discuss the rapidly declining stocks of the Greek alphabet.
According to Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis, who summoned the crisis meeting, the situation is very serious.
The Greek alphabet is almost out of stock of unused letters
In the last two years, so many new strains of corona have been discovered around the world that the Greek alphabet chosen to name them, is almost out of stock of unused letters.
The government’s crisis meeting convened today is expected to find new and innovative solutions to the problem, the Greek government’s press service said.
“Today’s situation is such that we have used more than half of our letters for naming new corona virus strains. And now we are facing the situation, that soon we are going to be out of stock of the unused letters,” Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis commented.
“We can see that we are moving at an alarming rate towards the end of our alphabet, and the relief is being given to the new strains being given so-called hybrid names, as was now have done in Cyprus when the new strain was named Deltacron,” said Mitsotakis.
“Nevertheless, we have to be prepared that at some point we will run out of new letters and then there will be bullshit in the house,” he said.
Government plans urgently invent new letters into Greek alphabet
“One solution we have on the table, for example, is to start inventing new letters for our alphabet as a matter of urgency, but it will all take time,” said Greek Prime Minister Mitsotakis.
According to the Greek government, the problem of naming new corona strains is expected to be resolved in the coming weeks.
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