As of Monday, the Greek government has ordered banks to shut down and to limit ATM withdrawals to 60 euros (about $67). The move has resulted in sights like this one:
— Matthew Thompson (@mattuthompson) June 28, 2015
Though tensions between Greek leaders and European Union officials are running high, the main communications goal is to avoid panic. Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras tweeted this after announcing the bank shutdown:
What’s required over the next few days is sobriety and patience. The public’s deposits are strictly safeguarded.
NowThis posted this video which shows Tsipras offering a similar message on TV: