Health Min.: Possible new measures and health care hirings
The Minister of Health, Thanos Plevris spoke about the increase of the covid cases in the country and whether the epidemiological situation is beyond the control of the health authorities.
Speaking to public broadcaster ERT, Mr. Plevris stressed that "the increase in cases is completely under control", adding that we have entered a phase of coexistence with the coronavirus, while regarding possible new measures he underlined that measures may be taken, but not horizontally.
Speaking about whether the lifting of measures to reduce the pandemic was done earlier to facilitate tourists, Mr. Plevris said that "we are the last country in Europe to lift the measures".
Great expectations from the Mitsotakis - Draghi dinner The coronavirus appears in waves
According to the Minister of Health, the coronavirus always appears in waves, which authorities monitor, noting that summer waves have been milder. The Minister also noted that hard indicators of the pandemic (ie deaths and intubations) have remained in double digits for almost a year now, and therefore there is no pressure on the NHS, and so, for the time being no additional measures are required.
Recommendation for measures in high contagion areas
Commenting on yesterday's increased epidemiological picture in the country, Mr. Plevris stated that it was due to the large number of tests, the increased number of tourists and the fact that there is greater mobility of the virus, noting again that in highly congested areas we should wear a mask and take protection measures, while older people should be especially careful.
"We have entered the phase of coexistence with the coronavirus" said Mr. Plevris, stating that the Omicron mutations do not put the same pressure for the NHS...