The first detection of the South African strain was found in the area of Thessaloniki, as Nikos Hardalias stressed after the meeting held at the Diocese of Naples, in the presence of the president of EODY, Panagiotis Arkoumaneas.
A 36-year-old deacon from the Diocese of Naples has been diagnosed with the South African coronavirus mutation., in Thessaloniki.
As Mr. said. Hardalias «concerns a church official, does not concern intra-church dispersal. In any case, with the excellent cooperation of both the metropolis and the parishes involved in the tracking, we proceed to sweeping tests with molecular tests and rapid test in the wider area. ", while he stressed that "there is no need to panic, calmness is needed and sobriety ".
"We follow the path of close contacts high and low risk and I think everything is going well", he added, appealing to all residents for attention, for compliance with the measures.
"Thessaloniki has made a huge effort and the data should remain as we know it at the moment," said Mr.. Χαρδαλιας.
As the president of EODY said, Panagiotis Arkoumaneas, a series of actions will be taken in the next period so that it can be identified and if there is another executive. Asked about the priest's state of health, said official announcements are expected.
"We have to meet this challenge as well. "Once again we have to realize the urgency of the situation.", he mentioned and appealed to the citizens to be especially careful in the near future. We all make an effort to get our economy moving. But this can not lead us to the opposite result. Because if things do not go well, measures must be taken again ", stressed the governor of Central Macedonia, Apostolos Tzitzikostas.
Asked about where the new strain of the coronavirus came from, Mr.. Hardalias replied that there are indications but the traces continue so that it can be finalized. He stressed, that it will not affect vaccinations. "We are moving forward based on our plan. There is a very specific strategy in the field of vaccinations and we remain faithful to our original plan. ", underlined.
For his part, the mayor of Kordelio, Evosmos, Kleanthis Mandalianos who was invited to participate in the extraordinary meeting, cheating on a relevant question from journalists, reported that the man has been infected with the mutated coronavirus strain, had been quarantined. "There is a case in the church. We do not need to go into details and target people. Those who need to know, know and will be done a series of molecular tests in his close contacts and scrining tests on people who were in the parish that circulated that person ", he stressed.