Alarm signal, especially for Attica and specific municipal districts in the center of Athens, Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis and the representative of the Ministry of Health for the coronavirus sent during today's regular meeting on the course of the epidemic, Professor Sotiris Tsiodras………
The Prime Minister stressed that after the relevant suggestion of the Commission, today, some additional measures will be taken regarding public gatherings, the suspension of cultural events for 14 days, measures to encourage teleworking in both the public and private sectors, to limit unnecessary travel.
"The government is ready to implement additional measures to limit the spread of the coronavirus in Attica", said the Prime Minister.
"I am absolutely ready, following the relevant suggestion by the Commission today, to take some additional measures regarding public gatherings, the suspension of cultural events for 14 days, measures to encourage teleworking in both the public and private sectors, to reduce unnecessary travel ", said Kyriakos Mitsotakis.
"The measures we take must first of all’ all to be sure are applicable, that we explain them with the necessary persuasiveness and that, after all, are those measures we must take to avoid measures that will have an economic impact, heavy, which at the moment the Greek society and the Greek economy simply cannot bear ", stressed Kyriakos Mitsotakis.
Additional control measures are being considered in the center of Athens
"If we implement the measures we have taken, I have no doubt that we will do well. But to be sure we will do well, we must first focus on the implementation of the measures ", underlined the Prime Minister.
The Prime Minister pointed out the need for strict observance of measures that have already been decided, such as the use of the mask in places where it is mandatory, noting that he is "particularly interested in public transport". He also called on vulnerable citizens to show increased vigilance.
The number of cases shows that the problem is located in Attica and especially in the center of Athens and in specific municipal districts, for which additional control measures are being considered, especially for vulnerable groups.
It was noted at the meeting that, despite the increase in the number of intubated patients, the National Health System does not face a shortage of intensive care beds.
Tsiodras: Our numbers lead to new measures for Attica
Professor Sotiris Tsiodras noted, including: "We have a second wave all over the world, that's clear ".
Referring to the latest data, stood especially in Attica. "The moving average of the last seven days is rising, which is also a sign of traffic in Attica more ", completed.
"On the map of positivity, Attica exceeds 5%. It has been rising gradually in recent weeks, so this is one of the factors that put Attica in the orange ", said the professor.
"The number of patients is now in 554, is about 20% with 30% of beds, depending on the area you see ", write down, adding that "this is one of the indicators leading to more action" in everything,what "concerns the regions of Attica".
The entire introductory position of the Prime Minister
"To say, flat’ first, that it is clear that there is an issue in Attica, which must be addressed. I am completely ready, following the relevant suggestion by the Commission today, to take some additional measures regarding public gatherings, the suspension of cultural events for 14 days, measures to encourage teleworking in both the public and private sectors, to limit unnecessary travel.
These measures could be decided today, if we decide, and come into force on Monday to be operationally ready. And I think it is very, very important for all of us to reiterate in public that our concern must be even more than,what it was a week or a month ago, the protection of the elderly, of the vulnerable.
The Health System - the minister will tell us- is in good hands. The number of intubated patients is increasing, but there is no pressure, a problem in the Intensive Care Units. This is something we need to say clearly. But apparently intubated people are primarily people with underlying diseases and the elderly.. And I make an appeal again, especially to our older fellow citizens, to those who have underlying diseases, to those who will be more prone, ie to get sick more severely, be doubly careful.
There has been a lot of discussion about the mask: where it is mandatory and where it is not mandatory. I want to focus on the application of the mask where we have agreed that it should be mandatory and I am particularly interested in Public Transport.
And I want to emphasize again that the measures we are taking must first of all be sure that they are applicable., that we explain them with the necessary persuasiveness and that, after all, are those measures we must take to avoid, the unborn, measures which will have an economic impact, heavy, which at the moment Greek society and the Greek economy simply can not stand.
If we implement the measures we have taken, I have no doubt that we will do well. But to be sure we will do well, we must first focus on the implementation of the measures ".
Who participated in the video conference
The Minister of Health Vassilis Kikilias took part in the teleconference, Minister of State George Gerapetritis, o Minister of Tourism Haris Theocharis, Deputy Minister of Civil Protection and Crisis Management Nikos Hardalias, o Deputy Minister of Health Vassilis Kontozamanis, the Deputy Minister in charge of Mental Health Issues, Zoe Rapti, the Deputy Minister despite the Prime Minister responsible for the Coordination of the Government Project Akis Skertsos, the Deputy Minister despite the Prime Minister and Government Spokesman Stelios Petsas, the Secretary General of the Prime Minister Grigoris Dimitriadis, the Secretary General of Public Health Panagiotis Prezerakos, the General Secretary of Health Services Ioannis Kotsiopoulos, Deputy Government Representative Aristotle Peloni, the Representative of the Ministry of Health for the coronavirus, Professor Sotiris Tsiodras, Professor Gikas Majorkinis, the President of EODY Panagiotis Arkoumaneas and the professor of Data Science Kimon Drakopoulos.