China News Service, November 7 According to the Greek “China Greek Times” report, on the evening of the 6th local time, Greece notified a total of 52,254 confirmed cases of new crown. Since 6 a.m. local time on the 7th, the country has entered a three-week lockdown. Greek government spokesman Pesas pointed out: “At present, we do not rule out the possibility of extending the blockade.”
On the evening of November 6, local time, the National Public Health Organization of Greece (EODY) announced that in the past 24 hours, Greece had added 2,448 confirmed cases, of which 63 were imported from abroad, with a total of 52,254 confirmed cases; 14 new deaths on the same day, accumulatively There were 715 deaths.
Greek Prime Minister Mizotakis announced on the 5th that from 6 a.m. on the 7th local time, the country has entered a three-week lockdown to prevent and control the recent rapid spread of the new crown epidemic and avoid “unbearable” pressure on the medical system .
As soon as the news of Greece’s complete blockade came out, the people responded strongly. Since retail stores will be temporarily closed during the lockdown period, on the 6th morning in the commercial street in the center of Athens, many citizens gathered in front of the store and lined up to wait for the final purchase before the store closed. In many shopping centers in Athens, there has also been a surge in passenger traffic.
At the same time, not only was there a large number of queues outside the mall, but also many people were waiting for business at the door of many banks.
According to the report, as far as enterprises are concerned, businesses including retail stores, restaurants, coffee shops, etc. will suspend operations during the blockade. Many business operators worry that losing income will cast a shadow over the already fragile business environment. Market experts believe that the closure of physical stores will cost Greece up to 5 billion euros. And this loss cannot be made up for through online sales and the peak of Christmas and New Year holiday shopping.
In addition, the new restrictions will prohibit travel between regions, and many people choose to leave Athens before the ban takes effect and return to their hometowns. This also caused traffic jams in the direction of Athens out of town. In the past 24 hours alone, more than 60,000 cars have left Athens through the Elefthina toll gate set up on the Athens-Lamia National Highway.
According to the report, in response to the current pressure on the Greek medical system in response to the epidemic, the government has urgently initiated the recruitment process for medical workers. According to the amendment submitted to Parliament by the Minister of Health Kyquilas on the 5th, it is estimated that the public hospital system will employ 300 intensive care unit doctors, 500 specialists, 1,000 nursing staff and increase intensive care beds. At the same time, private clinics may be requisitioned. ICU beds, including the requisition of the entire clinic.
According to the government’s plan, the current round of blockade measures will continue until November 30. However, Vatopoulos, professor of biology at the University of Western Attica in Athens, said: “We will still see a continuous increase in cases within one to two days after the comprehensive lockdown measures are implemented. But the public need not worry too much.”
Vatopoulos said, “From a scientific point of view, the decline in cases will occur about a week after the measures are implemented. If everything goes well, we will see a significant reduction in cases within two weeks.” However, Wattop Lowes also emphasized that if the effects of these measures are not satisfactory, the government should consider extending the period of blockade measures.
Greek government spokesman Pesas said: “We hope that the development of the situation will proceed smoothly as we expected. But for now, we do not rule out the possibility of extending the blockade.”Return to Sohu to see more
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