December 4 According to report from Greek Times, Greece reported a total of 111,537 confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus on December 3. Among them, the infection situation of police personnel is serious, and 500 people have been diagnosed. On the other hand, government spokesman Pessus announced that Greece will extend the date of the national lockdown to 6 o’clock local time on December 14 because the epidemic situation remains unstable.
On the evening of December 3rd local time, the National Public Health Organization of Greece (EODY) announced that in the past 24 hours, there have been 1,882 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Greece, with a total of 111,537 confirmed cases; 100 new deaths, with a total of 2,706 deaths.
The problem of infection among Greek police personnel is reported to be serious. Gera Carakos, president of the Pan-Greek Police Federation, said on the 3rd that since the outbreak of the epidemic, 500 police officers have been infected with the novel coronavirus, 30 policemen are receiving treatment, and 4 police officers have been transferred to intensive care units.
According to the regulations of the Greek National Public Health Organization, first-line police officers will be quarantined immediately if they show suspicious symptoms of infection. This has led to the shortage of staff in many police stations. Jela Karakos pointed out that the most worrying thing is that some police officers hide the fact that they have been infected in order not to delay their work. He called for stronger testing for the virus in the police force group.
On the same day, government spokesman Pessus announced that Greece would extend the national lockdown date to 6 o’clock local time on December 14 because the epidemic situation remains unstable. Pesas said that the decline in coronavirus cases was slower than expected, and the public health systems in Thessaloniki and northern Greece remained under great pressure.
Pesas said that Greece will start the vaccination program in late December or early January 2021. The country will establish 1,018 vaccination centers, which can serve more than 2 million people every month. He added that vaccinations will be completely voluntary and free.
Asked when schools, barbershops and retail stores will reopen, Pesas said: “The reopening time of these departments will take patience, and we will need some time to observe. However, several medical experts have previously suggested that the school should be opened in early 2021.
The Greek Ministry of Development and Investment announced in a notice on the 3rd that seasonal stores selling Christmas supplies can open from December 7. Supermarkets will also be allowed to sell Christmas-related goods from the same day. But durable goods, including books, clothing, shoes and electronic equipment, are still banned.