According to Greece’s “China-Greek Times” report, on the 16th, the Greek National Public Health Organization (EODY) announced that in the past 24 hours, Greece had added 508 new confirmed cases of new coronavirus. Set the highest record in a single day in Greece since the outbreak. A total of 24,450 cases were confirmed nationwide, with 8 new deaths and a total of 490 deaths.
According to reports, according to the “epidemic map” used by the Greek epidemic, the risk of the epidemic in the Kozani region in the north of the country has been upgraded to a “dangerous level” (red). This area is also the first area in Greece to be included in the highest risk level.
In order to curb the spread of the virus, the Greek government decided to implement a 14-day ban on this area from October 16. These measures include:
1. Require citizens to wear masks in all public places including indoors and outdoors.
2. All forms of public and private gatherings are prohibited.
3. Local people are prohibited from going to other areas.
In addition, all entertainment venues, archaeological sites, sports fields, courts, and property registry offices are closed. All restaurants do not accept dine-in, only take-out service. The school will still be open, but teachers and students must strictly observe the epidemic prevention measures and wear masks.
The epidemic map released by the Secretariat of the Ministry of Civil Protection of Greece on the 15th also showed that among the 74 regional units in Greece, 15 areas are at the “enhanced surveillance level” (orange), second only to the highest risk level.
In addition to the Kozani area, the Attica area including the capital Athens has been one of the most severely affected areas in Greece. For a long time, half of the new coronavirus infections in Greece every day came from this region. People are concerned about whether the government will impose a blockade on the area due to the severe epidemic.
However, at a press conference held on the 16th, Greek government spokesman Pesas once again denied the possibility of imposing a blockade on the Attica area in the near future. He said that the blockade of the area so far is still not a measure considered by the government. However, if the epidemic continues to worsen, the local blockade of this area will also be considered by the government.
Greek microbiologist Spyros Pournaras said that currently, there are a large number of asymptomatic infections in Greece that have not been diagnosed. He said, “Asymptomatic and mildly infected people are mainly young people, so what young people have to do is to observe epidemic prevention measures and protect themselves.”
Regarding the duration of the epidemic in Greece, Purnalas said: “This wave of new coronavirus epidemics will not end until next spring.”