March 14th According to the European Union News Agency quoted by the European Union News Agency, the statistics of the Greek Ministry of Health on the evening of the 13th local time showed that 2,512 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Greece on the same day, with a total of 217,521 confirmed cases. The number of deaths from COVID-19 increased by 52 in 24 hours, bringing the cumulative death toll to 7,038.
Greek authorities reportedly said at the outbreak briefing that there are currently about 20,000 active cases in Greece, with the largest number in Attica, with about 10,000 active cases, compared with 8,050 a week ago.
Greek health experts say that the number of coronavirus patients has been found in central Athens, with 7% positive tests for the virus, and the number of COVID-19 patients in Piraeus is also increasing. About half of the 4,032 coronavirus patients nationwide are in the Attica region.
Greek government spokesman Peloni said on March 13 that Greece is still in this unprecedented crisis and will be very difficult in the next 10 to 14 days, so the possibility of taking stricter measures to curb the surge in coronavirus cases cannot be ruled out.
Peloni stressed that the government attaches importance to opening up retail, which will take the lead in reopening if epidemiological data permit.
In addition, Peloni is optimistic about the coronavirus vaccination. She said that the rate of severe hospitalizations in the vaccinated age group has begun to decline. She expects that by the end of April, all Greek citizens over 60 years old or vulnerable groups will have at least one dose of coronavirus vaccine.
On the other hand, although the coronavirus epidemic in Greece is still serious and the authorities are imposing severe blockade measures across the country, there are still a few people and enterprises who have flagrantly violated the ban.
On the evening of March 12, after receiving complaints from the public, the Athens police closed down a nightclub that was operating illegally in downtown Athens. Sources said that the nightclub was holding a music performance at that time, and there were at least 20 guests on the scene, as well as several waiters, security guards and singers and dancers.