November 16 According to the Greek report, on the evening of November 15 local time, the Greek National Public Health Organization (EODY) announced that there were 1698 new confirmed cases of Coronavirus in Greece in the past 24 hours, of which 25 The case is imported from abroad, and 74,205 cases have been diagnosed. There were 71 new deaths that day, setting a record for the highest number of deaths in a single day, with a total of 1106 deaths.
According to the report, the increasing number of confirmed, dead and critically ill patients in Greece not only troubles the Greek government, which is constantly introducing new measures, but also worries Greek experts.
Manoris Demizakis, a Greek professor at the Department of Medicine at the University of Geneva, said that he did not know how long the lockdown in Greece would last. “As far as the three-week lockdown has been announced, there will be no significant (pandemic trend) decline in the first two weeks. We may see the same trend as before. The effect of the lockdown will be in the first two weeks. It only became apparent in three weeks.”
He said that the number of confirmed cases should be distinguished from the number of deaths or severely ill patients, because “there are confirmed cases before deaths and severe cases”. The current death cases are the result of the infection about a month ago. The number of deaths may increase in a short period of time, while the number of newly confirmed cases will decrease. “
At the same time, he believes that the number of daily new cases in the next few weeks will not drop sharply, but will stabilize. “In the next four weeks, the death toll will continue to increase because the new measures currently implemented have not really taken effect. Because the lockdown period is very short, we will not see results during the lockdown period, but at the end of the two weeks. We will see it later. If we lock the city for three weeks, the number of new cases per day after five weeks will be less than 500.”
He also mentioned that the ideal situation would be “the number of new cases decreased in the first two weeks, maintained a downward trend, and gradually opened around the fourth week.” In addition, he revealed that the vaccination plan will be implemented after Christmas.
Affected by the pandemic, in order to avoid the spread of the virus due to crowds, the Greek Police Chief Karamarakis has ordered the prohibition of outdoor gatherings of more than 4 people from 6 am on November 15th to 9 pm on November 18th local time . The ban clarified that for those who participate in the rally in violation of the regulations, each person will be fined 300 euros and the organizer of the rally will be fined 5,000 euros. (Dai Jin)