Update – 11/11/2021
November 11, 2021
November 11, 2021
As of the latest update by the Greek authorities, the total number of confirmed Covid-19 diagnosed cases in Greece 808,297. 70 new deaths were reported raising the total number to 16,493. The number of patients treated in intensive care units is currently 489. 7,105 new cases were announced yesterday in Greece. 1,631 of the new cases were found in the Attica region and 1,179 new cases in the Thessaloniki region.
A prosecutor in Thessaloniki has ordered a preliminary investigation in the wake of statements by an abbot in the monastic community of Mount Athos, northern Greece, about the activities of clerics who are encouraging monks not to get vaccinated against the coronavirus.
Speaking on public broadcaster ERT Radio, the abbot of the Esphigmenou Monastery, Vartholomaios, called for the intervention of judicial authorities, emphasizing that no one can be idle “when death smells around us, not only on Mount Athos but all over the world.”
He bemoaned that a purely medical issue has been turned into a spiritual one, claiming some monks are “consciously” lying in the name of Mount Athos and even the Monastery of Esphigmenou.
As part of the prosecutor’s investigation, Vartholomaios will be summoned to testify and name those he has referred to in order to determine whether they are disseminating fake news.
The monastic state of Mount Athos has been hit hard by Covid-19, with several dozen monks falling ill since the beginning of the pandemic and some dying due to complications of the disease.
The platform to book booster shots for people who got the Pfizer, Moderna or AstraZeneca vaccines will open five and a half months after the second dose, but the jab will be administered after a minimum period of six months, according to a Health Ministry official on Wednesday.
Recipients of the single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine will receive a booster shot two months after their first dose, said Marios Themistokleous, Health Ministry secretary general for Primary Health Care.
Until now, appointments for third shots were possible only after six months since the last dose.
The tweaks at the online registration platform will be completed in the coming days.
In more detail, the 7,105 new cases detected per Regional Unit: