Greece’s number of new deaths in a single day hits a new high, border control measures are strengthened

November 22 According to the report quoted by the European Network from the European Union News Agency, the epidemic statistics released by the Greek Ministry of Health on November 21 show that Greece added 2,311 confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus on the same day, with a total of 90,121 confirmed cases; 108 new deaths, setting a new number of deaths in a single day. High, a total of 1,527 deaths.

Photo: On November 7th, local time, in Athens, Greece, a cat strolled in the empty shopping street. In order to contain the coronavirus epidemic, Greece has entered a three-week blockade since 6 a.m. local time on the 7th.

According to reports, 519 people are currently intubated in intensive care because of the novel coronavirus, the highest since the outbreak of the coronavirus. The average age of the patients is 65 years, of which 156 are women. Since the outbreak of the coronavirus in Greece at the end of February, 440 coronavirus patients have been cured and discharged from intensive care units.

At the epidemic press conference on the 20th, Hadalyas, Vice Minister of Civil Protection of Greece, said that although Thessaloniki has been blockaded for three weeks, the spread of the epidemic in the northern region has not slowed significantly. Whether the blockade can be lifted as planned at the end of November depends on the epidemiological data next weekend.

In order to respond more effectively to the epidemic, Hadalyas announced a series of border restrictions, including the closure of the Kristalopiji border with Albania from the morning of the 20th local time. Kakavia, Evzonoy, Kipi Border Stations only allow Greek citizens, EU citizens, and people with Greek residence permits to enter and exit. People with medical, work and other necessary reasons can cross the border between 11 a.m. and 11 p.m., and trucks will not be affected.

In addition, according to the regulations of the relevant authorities, all passengers entering Greece through the land border station need to hold a negative COVID-19 test report within 72 hours.

Although the epidemic in northern Greece is still serious, there are signs that the epidemic in Attica has eased slightly. Tomadis, a professor of chemistry at the University of Athens, said that the load of COVID-19 in wastewater in Attica has been greatly reduced, and water quality sample tests in the past 10 days have shown that the COVID-19 load has been reduced by 50%. According to sewage analysis, 12,000 active cases may be present in Attica’s population of more than 4.2 million.