Coronavirus – Kikilias: There is an issue in Greece with mutations, we’ve found them everywhere.
Vassilis Kikilias does not hide his concern about the coronavirus mutations in Greece.
There is intense concern about the coronavirus mutations in Greece and it is characteristic that, a few hours before the alarm signalled the detection of a South African mutation in Northern Greece causing an emergency transition from Hardalia-Arkoumanea in Thessaloniki, the Minister of Health Vassilos Kikilises on the subject.
The Minister of Health, Vassilis Kikilias, characteristically stressed that two things concern him: “One is, I see that there is an issue in Greece with mutations as well. Now we are finding them everywhere. The second issue is that people are tired, “he said, adding:” I want to appeal once again. Attention, attention, attention! There are two difficult months left. We must observe the measures of individual protection, we must take care of each other “, stressed Vassilis Kikilias.
The South African mutation was detected in Northern Greece, signalling an alarm at the Civil Protection office. The Undersecretary of Civil Protection and Crisis Management, Nikos Hardalias, and the President of EODY, Panagiotis Arkoumaneas, are going to Thessaloniki on an emergency basis, following the detection of the South African coronavirus mutation in the region, as stated in a statement by Civil Protection. The transfer of the Deputy Minister and the President of EODY was deemed necessary following a teleconference that took place earlier today with the participation of Sotiris Tsiodras and epidemiologists to assess the situation.
Coronavirus vaccination in Greece
In February, the forecast is for three times the number of coronavirus vaccinations in Greece, said the Minister of Health Vassilis Kikilias, noting that in January 270,000 of our fellow citizens were vaccinated and the target was 200,000. He added that February will be a difficult month, as it is the month of infections and viruses.
“In March we will do even more, and in April, May, June we will massively vaccinate the Greek society, these are the months when we will put the machines in full swing” said Mr. Kikilias and added: “If it continues without interruptions and without other problems, the common European supply, the supply of the Member States and the vaccines are coming, it is obvious that by the beginning of the summer we will have vaccinated the vulnerable groups, the health, the elderly and we will have moved down to a significant number of our fellow citizens, such that we can say that we are looking forward to the summer with optimism “.
Health Minister Vassilis Kikilias, speaking to Sky, said that “we will continue to push companies, to talk and cooperate with Europe on a daily basis. The Prime Minister has been doing it repeatedly all this time; I have done it too, so that we have our vaccines here at the right time. Whatever vaccine comes, it will be done immediately