In addition to the physical distance and the use of the mask and the rotating operation is on the table shortly before the opening of the schools on the occasion of the new wave of coronavirus cases……..
At the discussion table for the opening of schools, beyond the use of a mask, is also the rotating operation, said the professor of Pathology and a member of the committee of infectious diseases, Charalambos Gogos.
Speaking to SKAI and the MORNING UPDATE, he stressed that "our goal is for the schools to operate. All these measures that we are taking now are necessary so that in the autumn we can enter into a normal process and so that the schools can be opened.. The mask is something that can and should be applied.
On the table is also the rotating operation of schools in case there is an epidemiological charge in relation to the disease. Where possible, we must reduce the number of children. The basic weapons we have are two. The mask and the rotating function », stated characteristics. However, noted that any decisions will be taken on 20 August based on epidemiological data.
Mr.. Gogos reiterated that if the measures are respected, they will not need to be taken further by emphasizing that the golden triptych is a mask, distance and good hand hygiene. "If the triptych, mask, distance, good hand hygiene, keep them reverently, we will not need to take any further action, as it is a kind of generalized lockdown for the whole country. Instead of closing everything, we close the entrance of the virus. We put on the mask and avoid the transmission of the virus. We follow the measures so that no additional measures come. If the epidemiological increase, will increase the measures ", pointed. For the use of the mask outdoors, he said that it is necessary only in areas of great color.
Regarding the high number of cases recorded daily, the professor of Pathology stated that the active index is very high, around 1, noting, however, that in a week they will have an idea of how the situation is developing after the new measures are taken. As he stated "the active index at the moment, ο Rt, after the measures, is around 1, but is high enough to disperse and multiply cases. the 200 cases are stable, they did not go 300-400, but we have to see these days what we will get out of it, after a week, that is, how the situation will develop, because now there is this delay of 7 days until the onset of cases. I hope things go well ".
But beyond the cases, The number of patients is a matter of concern to scientists. "We have a significant increase in hospitalized patients, surpass them 200, while at some point we had booked units. Alongside, we also have an increase in the number of seriously ill people who are in units and even those who are intubated. The incident that happened yesterday with the 17-year-old who was intubated, shows the vulnerability not only of adults, but of the whole population. No one is invulnerable, We all have to be careful. There is a possibility that even young people will get seriously ill, but clearly smaller than in people over 50-60 years. But a significant percentage of both intubated and internationally, but also in our country, are people up 50 years", Mr. reached. Gogos.