The design is based on epidemiological data, which so far and according to experts "show" that there is a tendency to stabilize the number of new cases, which however does not reflect on hospitalizations, intubation and deaths, which remain at high levels.
Determinants for determining the appropriate time for the gradual "unlocking" of the country, are considered the next 24 hours, καθώς ανάλογα με τα επιδημιολογικά δεδομένα που θα καταγραφούν, government plans will also be finalized.
As the Prime Minister himself clarified, ο σχεδιασμός στο εξής δεν θα αναφέρεται σε ημερομηνίες, but in medical data, which so far and according to experts "show" that there is a tendency to stabilize the number of new cases, which however does not reflect on hospitalizations, intubation and deaths, which remain at high levels.
On the positive side, however, συγκαταλέγονται και τα αποτελέσματα των καθημερινών μετρήσεων του ιού στα λύματα, καθώς σύμφωνα με τους ειδικούς εδώ και μια εβδομάδα υπάρχει μια μείωση στον αριθμό του ιικού φορτίου.
The government is in the process of evaluating the epidemiological data, ενώ παράταση του lockdown, taken for granted (is something that infectious disease specialists also suggest). The question is for how much.
We will know next week, that we will have more data on the course of the pandemic and the expected decompression of the Health System. Τότε «θα προβούμε σε σχετικές ανακοινώσεις» όπως κατέστησε σαφές ο πρωθυπουργός, κατά τη διάρκεια τηλεδιάσκεψής του με τους επικεφαλής των υγειονομικών περιφερειών της χώρας, in order to record the immediate needs of the public health system.
Η σταδιακή άρση των περιορισμών θα εξελιχθεί με βάση τις υποδείξεις των λοιμωξιολόγων, και τα φετινά Χριστούγεννα θα είναι διαφορετικά, με μέτρα, χωρίς ταξίδια και ρεβεγιόν.
The key dates
A major headache for the government is the opening of health stores as bars and nightclubs have been shown to be hotbeds of the virus in the past and it looks like they will remain closed..
The gradual unlocking of the country is expected to take place in three phases, starting with the opening of schools, followed by retail and in the third and final stage (as long as everything goes smoothly) of focus.
With today's data, το πιθανότερο είναι τα εστιατόρια να ανοίξουν λίγες ημέρες πριν από τις γιορτές, at 21 December, με συγκεκριμένο αριθμό πελατών σε κάθε τραπέζι και μόνο με καθήμενους.
Εφόσον τα επιδημιολογικά δεδομένα το επιτρέψουν, καταστήματα παιχνιδιών και χριστουγεννιάτικων ειδών θα ανοίξουν στις 7 December.
A week later, at 14 December, αναμένεται να ανοίξει το λιανεμπόριο με αυστηρούς κανόνες και ειδικό σχέδιο για τα πολυκαταστήματα, τα οποία θα μπορούν να εξυπηρετούν και με click away.
Finally what will happen to the schools;
As far as schools are concerned, which were closed to restrict adult mobility and not because they were outbreaks of coronavirus, it is likely that they will be opened by 7 December.
The beginning will be with the opening of primary schools, to gradually follow high schools and lyceums.
However, according to sources in the expert committee of the Ministry of Health, even December 7th seems… difficult, since the epidemiological situation of our country can be improved, however it is not the requested one.
"Opening of schools after Christmas"
Contrary to what has been leaked in recent days about the opening of schools, the president of EINAP Matina Pagoni suggested that the "padlock" come out of the school units after Christmas.
particularly, expressed the view that, "If our goal is to go to 500 cases, the movement of parents and grandparents as children go to school, θέλει σκέψη» και πρότεινε το σταδιακό άνοιγμα των σχολείων μετά τα Χριστούγεννα, so that during the holidays "the market opens. Nevertheless, with our masks, the distances and great care ".
"Let everyone realize what situation our country is in and think about the people who are fighting in the hospitals and let everyone decide how to act", stressed M. Pagoni speaking to Ant1.
"Early discussion of lifting the measures"
Την ίδια ώρα ο επιδημιολόγος και μέλος της Επιτροπής Εμπειρογνωμόνων, Takis Panagiotopoulos, characterized the debate on the opening of schools, untimely and the discussion on lifting the measures, early.
"I think it is too early to talk about 7 December. "I want to hope that we will have to wait one or two weeks," he said.
"There seems to be a tendency to stabilize the number of new cases, which is something very important. But the reflection of this in hospitalizations, intubation, and I am very afraid of death, has a phase difference. We have to be a little patient, let's not confuse it ".
As stressed by the epidemiologist and member of the committee of experts, talking to Sky, "The results are delayed due to dispersion, was a bigger challenge than,what no one saw. To avoid the challenge of considering them "all right" as we did in the summer. To discuss what we need to discuss for the next phase ".
Mr.. Panagiotopoulos, explained that the stabilization trend must first be consolidated, to see recession, and then make plans to lift measures. "We must be ready that this Christmas will be different from the others. We will see how different they will be ", pointed out.
In any case, the government believes that the next steps should be very careful, especially in terms of "opening" after the lockdown, so as not to repeat relaxation phenomena that could lead to borderline health conditions, like the ones that Thessaloniki has been experiencing in recent weeks.
For this very reason, the prime minister awaits the suggestions and the green light of the experts before making his own decisions.
"Epidemiological data will determine when the quarantine will ease", said speaking to MEGA, o the rector of EKPA Thanos Dimopoulos, adding that it is unlikely to return to 30 November in the previous situation. It will be assessed, however, whether there will be any evidence that would allow a small and gradual lifting of some of the restrictive measures..
On the positive side, however, συγκαταλέγονται και τα αποτελέσματα των καθημερινών μετρήσεων του ιού στα λύματα, from AUTh and EKPA, καθώς σύμφωνα με τον κ. Dimopoulos, experts for a week now report a reduction in the number of viral load.
However, the only sure thing is that we will spend the coming Christmas differently….
According to reports, our travels will continue to have restrictions and SMS, even if the economy opens gradually and carefully.
The following will apply throughout Christmas and New Year:
- There will be no movement from prefecture to prefecture
- All tourist attractions will remain closed, winter resorts
- The ski resorts will also remain closed
In fact, the measure of restricting movement from prefecture to prefecture seems to extend further, effectively dividing the country into epidemiological zones.