Greece’s lockdown measures will not be amended over New Year’s Eve and Day, government spokesman Stelios Petsas said Monday. He urged citizens to abide with Covid-19 protection measures.
Petsas said that reopening schools remains a priority for the government, adding that Education Ministry officials are expected to address the issue in a meeting with health experts this week.
The spokesman also hailed the start of the vaccination process in the country as the key to “getting our lives back” and kickstarting economic activity.
He stressed that it is essential that we continue with even more care the days of the New Year and the Epiphany and keep up with the protection measures.
He said that the virus transmission rate (Rt) is low, but close to the unit, and this does not allow complacency.
The number of occupied beds in ICUs is declining but the situation still requires increased vigilance, he said.
he added that according to latest data of December 27, the coverage rate across the country is 68%, while it is 63% in Attica and 91% in Thessaloniki.
Health authorities announced 342 new coronavirus infections, along with 53 deaths Sunday.
Since the start of the pandemic, there have been 135,456 confirmed infections and 4,606 deaths.