Theodorikakos in THEME 104,6: Tomorrow is probably the result of the competition for the masks – Tsakris in THEMA 104,6: Wine test in the fall – ELAS doubles the controls for the observance of the quarantine – What to do with focus and masks
The look at the data collected by EODY for cases of coronavirus experts and the government have turned to the territory in order to decide the next steps in the "battle" with the coronavirus.
Although the data of the last few days are encouraging, however experts examine the data on the basis of several parameters and not just arithmetic.
"The controls last week were intensified for the tourists and therefore the positive cases increased. There seems to be a stabilization of the ascending attitude. We are waiting for autumn when the weather will be cold, there will be the next wine test to see if new measures should be taken " said characteristically to THEME 104,6 The Athanasios Tsakris, Professor of Microbiology at the University of Athens and member of the Committee of Experts of the Ministry of Health.
"It simply came to our notice then, the epidemic is stabilized, could normally start on 7 September. It must, Nevertheless, to have a package of measures so that in addition to the use of a mask, other important measures will help " added Mr.. Τσάκρης.
First difficult bet for autumn is opening of schools with the Minister of the Interior Taki Theodorikako to state to THEME 104,6 that probably tomorrow, Tuesday, to announce the results of the tender conducted by KEDE for the award free masks to all students and teachers.
As he said "These are reusable fabric masks. The competition is conducted in an auction. It was not a coincidence that we chose to give the money to KEDE ".
"We painted it without a mask" said for his part the professor and member of the committee Charalambos Gogos.
Σε κάθε περίπτωση η πρώτη εβδομάδα του Σεπτεμβρίου θα παίξει καθοριστικό ρόλο και στην απόφαση για το άνοιγμα των σχολείων της Πρωτοβάθμιας και Δευτεροβάθμιας Εκπαίδευσης, which will eventually be moved to 14 September and not on 7/9, as originally announced. Details will be announced on Tuesday by the Ministries of Education, Of Interior and the Central Union of Greek Municipalities.
In everything,as for her script operation of schools in morning and afternoon shifts, has been rejected by the Ministry of Education, due to cost (estimated daily cost 10 million. euro) but also because of the problem it would create for many working parents. So, while it is proposed to create sufficient distances between students in the room, it is not scientifically proven that creating more departments will offer any benefit. In fact, the opposite, Epidemiological models show that the more potential outbreaks we create the greater the chances uncontrolled spread of the virus.
At the same time, ELAS decided doubling of controls to identify those who may break the quarantine reminding that in case of violation not only the fine is 5.000 euro, but the offender can also face me criminal liability, up to three years in prison.
So far it is estimated that they are in quarantine in Greece 9.600 people (cases and their contacts), who have declared to ELAS the address of their residence in order to be able to control them.
What will happen to the focus
The opening of schools and the sample checks that will be carried out by EODY in the educational structures, but also the restrictive measures in the epidemiologically burdened areas will determine and what will be born with restaurants and nightclubs the rest of the fall.
"If a series of cases is observed, then we will recommend the implementation of restrictive measures in restaurants and entertainment venues again at the local level. We are not going to go to horizontal lockdown, like that of the first wave of the epidemic ", says in "THEME»Mr.. You're right and clarifies that a "generalized lockdown in catering and shopping in general" would only be decided if it was the last resort to keep schools open. We would close everything else first to protect the schools and keep them running safely. ".
What will happen to the masks
The epidemiological burden of the first ten days of September will determine what will happen to use of the masks. "There is a strong recommendation, currently for mask use, where overcrowding prevails, even when it comes to open spaces, and where distances cannot be observed ", reminds the member of the Committee of Experts.
The use of a mask is compulsory for both employees and the public in public services and private companies with public service, places of worship, supermarkets and grocery stores, public transport and taxis, hospitals, clinics and diagnostic centers, commercial shops, pharmacies, hairdressers, beauty salons and gyms, elevators and any other indoor space.