China News Service, October 8th. According to the Greek "China Greek Times" report, on the evening of October 7, local time, the Greek National Public Health Organization announced that there were 2,249 new cases of new coronavirus pneumonia in Greece in the past 24 hours, and a total of 671,040 cases have been confirmed. .

There were 30 new deaths and a total of 15042 deaths.

  The Greek government decided on the 6th to end the small blockade measures in high-risk areas from the 9th. Music can be played in restaurants, bars, and entertainment venues. At the same time, public activities will not be restricted by curfew measures.

Those who have been vaccinated will be entitled to all recreational activities without restrictions.

  Some health experts are skeptical of the government's decision.

They believe that many areas of the country are still in high-risk areas, and it is too early to lift restrictions.

At the same time, they also emphasized that the decision to allow people who have been vaccinated to participate in recreational activities without restriction is wrong.

Because for business premises, it is very difficult to ensure that only people who have been vaccinated can enter the indoor space.

  Nikos Kapravelos, director of the intensive care department at Papanikolaou Hospital in Thessaloniki, said: “The government has given too much freedom to vaccinators. This will convey to the public an illusion that society has returned to normal. But unfortunately, we see that the pressure on the health system is still great."

  He emphasized: “There should be a difference in the convenience of life for people who have been vaccinated and those who have not been vaccinated, but we don’t want to send the wrong message that the epidemic is over.”

  Athena Linou, a professor at the University of Athens and an epidemiologist, also expressed opposition to the relaxation measures announced by the government.

She said that even those who are vaccinated should continue to comply with safety measures, especially in areas with low vaccination rates, and emphasis should be placed on keeping people social distance and wearing masks.

She worries that Greece may see a surge of new coronary pneumonia cases within 15 days after the announcement of the relaxation measures, and health experts will need to reassess the epidemic situation.

  Regarding the relaxation measures announced by the government, Greek government spokesperson Ikonomo said on the 7th that even if there are still some areas in the country at high risk of the epidemic, it is "necessary" to relax restrictions in these areas.

In addition, he also said: “Persons who have been vaccinated must return to normal life in the past. Relaxing restrictions does not mean that we have ended the prevention and control of the epidemic.”

  In addition, Giannis Tountas, professor of social and preventive medicine at the School of Medicine at the University of Athens, said in an interview with the media that if the supply of vaccines is sufficient, people under 60 should also be vaccinated with the new crown vaccine.

  He also pointed out that compared with most Western European countries, Greece's vaccination rate is low, which makes the hospital admission rate, severe illness rate and even death cases of new coronary pneumonia patients in the country less optimistic compared with Western European countries.

He said that this situation will continue until Greece achieves a vaccine coverage rate of 80% of the population.

  Regarding the development trend of the epidemic after Greece, Tutas believes that the epidemic is expected to fade from November.

However, with the advent of winter, the incidence of respiratory diseases is high, and the importance and severity of epidemic prevention and control are self-evident.

(Cai Ling)

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