Tuesday , August 3 2021

V. Papaevangelou – “The use of the mask remains necessary”

During the regular briefing by the Ministry of Health, the professor of Pediatrics, Infectious Diseases, Ms. Vana Papaevangelou, stated that the epidemiological burden is declining, but remains high. New outbreaks are observed in various parts of the country. The positivity index remains consistently low, as does the number of new imports, which has declined significantly.

“We are optimistic about participating in more activities. As we enter the summer we start making plans for our vacation but we have to keep in mind.

“We should not compare the summer of 2020 with this year, because of the vaccinations, but we are far from the wall of immunity”.

She then stressed that the use of the mask remains necessary. Concluding, she pointed out that “last year, on August 2, 3 out of 3 cases concerned young people under 40 years old. I urge you to get vaccinated as much as possible before you go on vacation “.

For his part, Assistant Professor of Epidemiology, Gikas Majorkinis, said that the pressure on the National Health System is reduced and that diagnoses this week were reduced by 15%. 

“The overall picture shows that we are probably leading to a recession of the epidemic.”

The Deputy Minister of Civil Protection, Nikos Hardalias, stated: “We call on the residents of Rhodes, Naxos and Katerini to be especially careful. 28 Regions of the country are at the orange level “.

“In Florina, Xanthi, Fokida, Serres and Drama, the vaccination coverage is low”.

Referring to tourism measures, he said the following:

-test for entry into the country from 6 years and over and isolation of case for 10 and not 14 days
– entry is allowed with PCR 72 hours or vaccination certificate from Montenegro
– outdoor tours are allowed for 20 people rather than 15 which was allowed until today.

Source: newsit.gr

 

 

About Liz Osborn

Liz Osborn's first experience of the island was as a holiday rep in 1992. She fell in love with everything Zakynthian and has been here since then. Liz became a Greek citizen in 2003 and has been active in tourism and the Greek life over the years. Liz's support of the island saw her joining the Zakynthos Informer team in 2020

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