Friday today, 09.04.2021, and like every Friday, the Deputy Minister of Civil Protection and Crisis Management, Nikos Hardalias informs live about how the coronavirus “is progressing” in our country.
Mr. Hardalias, in the information on which Regional Units remain in the deep red, mentioned Zakynthos for another week.
What was said in today’s update:
Together with Nikos Hardalias, as usual, professors Papaevangelou and Majorkinis, but also the Deputy Minister of Health, Vassilis Kontozamanis.
Vana Papaevangelou initially spoke, saying that big cities have an increased epidemiological burden, emphasizing that domestic transmission remains a big “thorn”.
“Let’s be careful not to overdo it,” he said, noting that over the past week we have had more than 3,000 cases a day on average, but tests have also increased. The positivity index has remained stable in recent days and even shows a slight decrease.
“Next week with the individual tests we will have more cases but that is the goal, to record the asymptomatic carriers”, he also noted, saying that 5,500 of our fellow citizens are hospitalized with coronavirus and that the fullness of the intensive care reaches 85%.
He then referred to the Lyceums that open from Monday, 12.04.2021, emphasizing that all the “relaxation measures” will be done gradually (see here in detail everything you need to know about the reopening of Lyceums). →Schools opening….all you need to know.
New areas in hard lockdown – Which levels “go down”
Afterwards, Nikos Hardalias spoke, announcing the following: “The deterioration has resulted in the unanimous suggestion of the experts the inclusion in the level of hard Lockdown of the Regional Unit of Kos, of the municipality of Ilida”.
However, Etoloakarnania, Argolida and part of Fthiotida descend from “deep red” to “red” from Monday. Also the municipalities of Mantoudi, Istiaia – Edipsos, the municipality of Katerini, the municipality of Astypalea and the municipality of Skiathos.
High Schools and retail trade open in Thessaloniki and Achaia
And Nikos Hardalias continued: “From Monday, 12.04.2021, OPAP stores reopen, with the exception of OPAP play and coin-operated gambling.
Retail continues to operate, but changes the limit of people in stores, as the ceiling of 20 people is removed and now the ratio is as follows: For store areas up to 500 square meters, 1 person per 25 square meters. For areas over 500 square meters, for every 100 square meters more than 500, one customer is allowed.
It was also decided to reopen the retail trade in Achaia with click in shop and click away, while in Thessaloniki only with click away. In Kozani they will not reopen, as the epidemiological picture is red.