Ηead of Civil Protection, Greece’s top epidemiologist Sotiris Tsiodras are holding an emergency meeting with local authorities from Crete over the spread of the Delta variant of Covid-19 on the island.
Τhe meeting takes place hours after the head of Greek National Health Care Organization EODY, Panagiotis Arkoumaneas warned of the Delta variant to media.
Speaking to Skai FM, Arkoumaneas warned that the Delta variant will have prevailed in Greece and will be the dominant strain by the end of August.
He revealed that new cases of the Delta mutation [Indian variant/Lineage B.1.617] have been identified in Athens, Crete and Corinth.
“11 cases of the Delta type variant have already been announced and more are expected to be announced [later] today,” he said.
State broadcaster ERT reported Wednesday afternoon that the number of Delta variant cases was 9-10 on Crete and it has doubled, meanwhile.
EODY head warned those who have not be vaccinated stressing that “those who are not vaccinated are in danger.”
Arkoumaneas stressed that the specific strain of the Delta mutation is 50%-60% is more contagious.
He clarified, however, that vaccinated citizens are also covered for this mutation.