Coronaios: Introducing 1 in 4 cases in the last 15 days – Society

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The situation of the resumption of the coronavirus epidemic in Greece, after the end of the ban and the opening of the two largest airports, shows that it is being controlled so far. According to EODY data, since June 15, when the flight from dozens of countries to Athens and Thessaloniki was given the freedom to land, but also if vehicles from Promachonas enter by road, 269 new cases have been identified. 151 are located in Eastern Macedonia and Thrace due to the new outbreak in the Regional Unit of Xanthi, while 24% are people who traveled to Greece from abroad.

These data show that in the 15 days since the 57,500 inspections were carried out, a significant number of “imported” cases have been identified, with an average of 4 on a daily basis. If there was no case that was not identified, one would say that things are going well. But it is certain that cases, asymptomatic people who were not checked, also entered the country. And this is expected to intensify in the coming days with the rapid increase in tourists.

Characteristic was the position of Mr. Christos Hadjichristodoulou, Professor of Epidemiology at the University of Thessaly yesterday at SKAI, where he stated that We can’t control all the tourists as we can’t afford to do it. “So surely some people who are carriers of the virus will enter the country. We are waiting for that, “he said, noting that the second level of defense is important from then on, which is to find cases and track contacts, and the recording protocol helps in that. PLF of all those who come to Greece “, the professor pointed out.

Regarding the tests performed at the airports, the professor admitted that these cannot be 100% accurate and that some virus-positive tourists who may be at the time of incubation will certainly not be identified. In any case, they are targeted sampling tests, which means that they are based on the potential risk to each tourist.

Answering the question of how many cases of coronary incoming he estimates that we may have and in particular what number could potentially be a “red alert”, Mr. Hadjichristodoulou expressed the belief that even one case can be a source of concern for experts so the situation needs to be constant vigilance and work very well tracking.

“We will not expect a major escalation to take action,” he said. “Measures need to be taken with the first case and not waiting to have 100 cases on an island to get a day,” he said.

Let us also point out that On the occasion of questions about what will apply from July 1, for air, shipping and road transport to and from third countries, government circles report that the list of countries from which entry to Greece will be allowed, will be finalized today, Tuesday after conclusion of EU-level consultations

It is recalled that yesterday took place eMeeting under Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis at the Maximos Palace, ahead of the country’s opening to tourism on July 1st. They discussed how to carry out the targeted tests, the protocols at all the entrance gates of the country (the relevant information has been posted on the site of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs) as well as the transfer protocols in hospitals and reference hotels in case of accidents.

As for the third countries, outside the European Union, Greece intends to move on the basis of the list compiled by the EU, while until July 15, direct flights from the United Kingdom and Sweden will not be allowed.

Also yesterday, Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis had a meeting with the team of Greek scientists involved in the research of antibodies that will contribute not only to the diagnosis of SARS-CoV-2 but also to the treatment of coronary heart disease. “As a country, we can be an example not only for the successful treatment of the pandemic but also for our global contribution to the research part,” said Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis, concluding the discussion.

The Prime Minister was briefed on the progress of work, which is progressing faster than originally planned, and on bureaucratic hurdles that need to be addressed in various areas, as the implementation of such a program could contribute to the global effort to address it. health crisis.

The members of the research team that took part in the meeting were: Manolis Dermitzakis, Professor of Genetic Medicine at the University of Geneva and President of the National Council for Research, Technology and Innovation, Vassilis Gorgoulis, Professor of Adrenochemistry at the University of Medical History, EKA Costas Stamatopoulos – National Center for Research and Technological Development – Institute of Applied Biosciences, Sotiris Tsiodras – 4th University Pathology Clinic, PGN “Attikon” and Christos Kittas, professor of medicine, former Rector of the University. The meeting was attended by the Minister of State, George Gerapetritis, the Deputy Minister of Development and Investment, in charge of Research and Technology, Christos Dimas, the Undersecretary of the Prime Minister and Government Spokesman, Stelios Thanassis Texas and the Secretary of State, the Secretary General.

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