Out of the total of 14 regional units in Northern Greece, 10 are in a mini padlock
In status mini padlock The Regional Units officially entered from Friday, October 1 Thessaloniki, Larissa, Of Halkidiki, Kilkis, in order to limit the large dispersion coronavirus located in these areasAs announced by the Ministry of Civil Protection, the above areas of the country are included in Level 4 (red) of the epidemiological map, while the power of experts meters extended to Pieria, Imathia, Pella, Kavala, Kastoria, Blonde and DramaThe
Of the 14 regional units in total in Northern Greece, the 10 eis in a mini CurfewThe concern for the region is intense, as the Covid ICUs are busy against 90% and at the same time in the territory are occupied in 69% while, still, we are in the beginning of autumn.
The measures that apply in areas with a mini padlock
It is reminded that the meters applicable under mini padlock which are implemented when an area goes to the “red” level are the following:
- Traffic ban from 01:00 in the evening until 06:00 in the morning, with the exception of work and serious health reasons.
- Prohibition of music throughout the twenty-four hour period in stores of health interest and entertainment.
The measures are valid from Friday 1st October at 06.00 until Friday 8th October at 6:00.
According to the Ministry of Civil Protection in certain areas, as well as throughout the country, it is forbidden to hold any form of events against any form of exchange, with the physical presence of more than 20 species in a private, non-professional space.
The administrative offer in case of violation amounts from 50,000 to 200,000 euros for the lessee or concessionaire of the private, non-professional space, in which the said exhibition took place or takes place.
Kapravelos at ethnos.gr: What led to a lockdown in Thessaloniki
The non-compliance of a large portion of its citizens Thessaloniki and other counties North Of Greece in what they are told doctors, in individual measures protection and in health protocols, in conjunction with lower vaccination rates Compared to Southern Greece, there are basic causes that for the second consecutive year in autumn many cases of coronavirus are recorded in several areas of Macedonia and Thrace.
He stressed this while speaking to ethnos.gr and in Romano Kontogiannidis the director of Intensive Care Units at the “Papanikolaou” hospital, Nikos Kapravelos, notes that the situation in the hospitals is very difficult and the next period, regarding the course of the pandemic, seems to be particularly worrying for Northern Greece.
He emphasizes that the hospitals will be forced from very early, from the beginning of autumn even before the weather tightens, to open additional ICU beds for coronavirus movement at the expense of patients with other diseases.
“Yes to the observance of the health protocols, yes to the increase of the vaccinations, something that, unfortunately, I do not seeThe There is a huge overdose of the virus due to the D mutation, but the main thing is that we do not follow the instructions of doctors. Compliance with them is very low throughout Northern Greece. We take the pandemic for granted. Due to the low compliance I am afraid we will have a tragic winterIf experts around the world tell us what to do and we do not listen to them, then we have a headache. “All patients in the ICU of our hospital are unvaccinated”, Mr. Kapravelos emphasizes to ethnos.gr and joined on Thursday, September 30, the imposition of a mini lockdown in the city was announced.
The situation in the hospitals is very difficult
The director of the ICU at the “Papanikolaou” hospital characterizes the situation in the hospitals as very difficult, expressing, at the same time, his intense concern for the next period of time.
“The pressure is very high on hospitals throughout Northern Greece. On our vigils, instead of receiving only from their homes, as happens in the newspapers of all hospitals, they come to us with coronavirus from other hospitals in Northern Greece, such as Alexandroupolis and Drama. The increase in patients with coronavirus is very large and the situation is particularly worrying. The situation is predicted to be very difficult for the future. The spread of the virus is much higher compared to the same period last year, but also compared to the previous month. Suffice it to say that at the beginning of August in Thessaloniki we had about 300 people with coronavirus per week and today their number exceeds 2,000 on a weekly basis“, Notes Mr. Kapravelos.
Very early implementation of plan B
According to him, already in many hospitals ICU capacity for people with coronavirus is at very limited levels and more beds will have to be opened at the expense, however, of patients with other conditions.
“A typical example is our hospital, where ICU coverage for coronavirus patients is currently at 98%How will we deal with new incidents? We will have to go to plan B much earlier than we expected. We should not open other ICU beds for people with coronavirus, but at the expense of patients with other diseases. This is something that does not want to happen so early“, Emphasizes Mr. Kapravelos.
Papaevangelou: 90% fullness of ICUs in Northern Greece
THE Vana Papaevangelou attributed this increase, both to the drop in temperature and the concomitance that it entails, as well as to the low vaccination coverage that exists in specific prefectures of the country.
Also, spoke about significant fluctuations in the course of the pandemic in the country and spoke about an increasing trend in Western Macedonia and ThessalyAs he said, according to the data obtained from a study conducted by Professor Sotiris Tsiodras, it seems that in areas with low vaccination coverage, there is a corresponding increase in new cases of coronavirus.
Speaking about the health system he mentioned that in Thessaloniki and the rest of Macedonia, the fullness of ICUs now reaches 90%, emphasizing that we are still in the beginning of autumn. As he noted, similar coronavirus hospitalizations have dropped below 2,000 in the country and on the day we have 178 new admissions, there is an increase in intubated people over the age of 55, who are mostly unvaccinated. Referring to another study, she said that if someone is anabolic and is in the age range over 60, they are 20 times more likely to be admitted to the ICU and 12 times more likely to lose their life.
One in three cases of coronavirus is in children under 17 years of age
Ms. Papaevangelou was clear and called once again those who have not been vaccinated to do so, because as she said “If they are not vaccinated they will get sick and may be at risk”She added that one in three cases of coronavirus is in children under the age of 17, and noted that at the age of 12 to 17, the number of new cases is lower than in August.
As he said, the cases of children have increased if they live in areas with low vaccination coverage, as there is an outbreak of the pandemic. He also stressed that intra-family transmission continues to be the main way of transmitting the virus in these areas as ““Apart from the children, we also see that their parents, aged 45 to 55, are ill.”
On the contrary, as he said, in Attica where there is a high vaccination coverage, the number of infected children is low, ie the exact opposite of what is happening in northern Greece, adding that 3 weeks with open school does not seem at present there is no large intra-school transmission. virus.
Speaking about the possibility of removing the mask of children living in areas with low epidemiological load and in small towns, he said that if we decide to find a mask from children at school, “it will not depend on the size of the city but the if there is significant vaccination coverage in that city. “
However, he hastened to clarify that it is still too early to have such discussions about it that is, if the masks will come out in schools. Answering a relevant question on whether additional measures have been discussed based on the current data, Ms. Papaevangelou said that “we have not discussed additional measures, we have not discussed at all after the summer”, she stated characteristically and added that this discussion now it has no value but hypothetically added that the pressure on the NSS, the low vaccination coverage of the region and possibly the weather, may play their role in order to take some measures in the future in some parts of the country.
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