Monday “pulls” all indications for new measures in Attica with experts to bring to the “table” two scenarios hoping to limit the spread of the coronavirus and reduce the pressure on the Intensive Care Units (ICU) of the country. The two measures examined by the infectious diseases committee are the universal use of the mask but also the closing of stores at 10 p.m and not at midnight.
These are measures which have been adopted in other European countries and which seem to be producing results and relatively soon. However, the second measure, that of closing stores can provoke strong reactions from traders already facing a sharp drop in their turnover. In any case, the recommendations of the infectious disease committee are expected to be presented to Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis on Monday, who will decide whether further action needs to be taken.
The three criteria he takes into account for all decisions are the number of intubates, the number of daily cases and the strength of the NSS. The Prime Minister’s relevant speech in his recent speech was also characteristic, stressing that “the mask is the vaccine until the vaccine is found“.
The Prime Minister described as “almost unthinkable” the possibility of a second general lockdown in Greece, but also in other European countries.