The lockdown counter is reset. It will start counting again this Friday, when the strictest framework will be implemented with movement restriction, from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. to the absolute necessary.
It is clear that the example of Thessaloniki, where the biweekly ban at the local level, did not produce the expected results in flattening the virus curve. Combined with the significant deviation from the projections and the eventual trend of the epidemiological data, the suffocating pressure on the NSS, but also the disarray in compliance with the measures, is forcing the government to release all weapons they remain in earlier and possibly at the same time. her quiver has to turn off. That is also clear The chance that the quarantine will end on November 30 is now considerably smaller.
Possible after November 19th, when the Covid-19 Summit will take place via videoconference, along with the European position, but also the data that will exist at the time, to give a new milestone. Some identify it even at the beginning of the second ten days of December, but right now all possibilities are open. In addition, the closure of schools is on the table, something the government spokesman has not ruled out. However, some sources specify the time slot in secondary education for the next few days. There is still the limitation on professional activities that still remain free.
The prime minister gave the green light at noon on Wednesday. With Dimitris Tsiodras in attendance and receiving the final briefing on Thessaloniki from Vassilis Kikilias and Michalis Chrysochoidis, he accepted the suggestion to tighten the lockdown. As he wrote newsbomb.gr on Tuesday, the information they wanted even tougher proposals for the time pressure zone. They have been brought in fact their rapporteurs, to argue for the start from 6 pm. The reason for the limitation is based on the finding that unnecessary movements mainly take place in the homes of citizens, which facilitate the transmission of the virus. This is not a new measure but to sharpen the framework that already exists and is being circumvented.
In any case, from now on the level of the red alert for the functioning of the state mechanism and the supervisory authorities is being set, as the twenty-four hours that follow are considered particularly critical. From Friday, November 13, from 9:00 PM to 5:00 AM, the movement will be limited to the absolutely necessary, namely strictly for work, health and companionship of pets of every household and within walking distance of residence.
During this period, It is still mandatory to send an SMS to 13033 in case of travel for health reasons (SMS with code 1) or accompanying a pet (SMS with code 6), as well as the employee certificate in case of relocation for work reasons.
Measures also in prisons
Following the escalation in the number of coronavirus cases, it was decided to upgrade the health protection system of the country’s detention centers. Particularly:
-Every week tests are conducted among the employees of the detention centers.
-Based on a specific program and with absolute priority in prisons with a high viral load, the prisoners are tested.
– Special units with prisoner beds are being created in two hospitals in Attica.
-Health regions across the country will provide medical and nursing personnel to local detention centers.
It is noted that especially for the passenger detention center of Thessaloniki, where there are more cases, it was decided to send a ladder from EODY which will carry out a test today and tomorrow.
The spread of the virus within the Hellenic police is also a cause for concern, leading to measures to protect its personnel. All services of the country are provided with the necessary sanitary materials. All measures are supervised by agents and in fact with a strict protocol. Thousands of COVID tests have been sent by the General Secretariat of Civil Protection, so that only the personnel of the Hellenic Police in Thessaloniki and in Northern Greece in general can submit to them.
Much of the “red” alert concerns the very serious situation in the prefecture of Thessaloniki and Northern Greece. The data for the twenty-four hour period is indicative 10ης and 11ης November, when 25 intubations were performed in ICUs in Northern Greece. Only AHEPA had 86 entries during its waiting period. Already 50 beds for cardiac surgery, neurosurgery and vascular surgery have been converted into multifunctional ICUs and by Sunday an additional 50 ICU-COVID beds will be developed in Northern Greece. These are:
-6 in AHEPA,
-7 at the General Hospital of Xanthi,
-5 at the University Hospital of Alexandroupolis,
-5 in the general hospital of Serres,
-15 at Ippokratio Hospital,
-6 in the hospital of Giannitsa and 6 in the hospital of Gennimata. For the further support of Northern Greece, the country is now one health region and therefore each health region will support the other. This should be clear. In Europe, we see patients being transferred from one country to another
There are currently a total of 1,104 IC beds spread across the country, of which 781 are occupied and 323 are empty (29%). The ICU non-COVID (for all other serious cases) is 608. 446 are occupied and 162 vacancies (26.5%). The ICU COVID is 496. Of these, 335 are occupied and 161 empty (32.5%). The ICU-COVID serving the needs of Thessaloniki (including the hospitals of Halkidiki, Katerini and Kavala) are currently 148.
Of these, 132 are occupied and 16 are empty (11%). In the Hospitals of Attica, the ICU-COVID is currently 206. Of these, 130 are occupied and 76 empty (37%). The total number of beds available nationwide for the treatment of confirmed COVID-19 cases is 4,773. The patients with COVID-19 treated yesterday were a total of 2,513 (METH., MAF, M.EL., negative pressure chambers and single beds).
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