Update – 22/12/2020
December 22, 2020
As of the latest update by the Greek authorities, the total number of confirmed Covid-19 diagnosed cases in Greece is 131,597. 85 new deaths were reported raising the total number to 4,257. The number of patients treated in intensive care units is currently 505. 526 new cases were announced yesterday in Greece. 134 of the new cases were found in the Attica region and 138 new cases in the Thessaloniki region.
In Greece a slow and steady improvement is seen, regarding the new cases detected and the number of intubations.
Due to the recent ban of all transportation to and from Great Britain, to avoid the spread of a COVID-19 mutation, the British and French governments will be presenting a new plan to restart freight transport. New measures are expected to take act on Wednesday.
“The mutated strain of the virus does not appear to be crucial to the effectiveness of the vaccine,” Mrs. Maria Theodoridou, emeritus professor of pediatrics and chair of the National Vaccination Committee said.
Travel revenue has dropped 77% in comparison to last year. Research suggests a full economic recovery by 2023.
Vaccination in EU countries starts on Dec 27th. The EMA has officially approved the Pfizer vaccine yesterday. Prime Minister Mitsotakis said he is planning to receive the dose on 27th himself.
Greek citizens will be able to book an appointment to receive the dose, in mid-January, through the website emvolio.gov.gr. Getting the vaccine will not mean the lifting of protection measures, just yet.
Schools are expected to open immediately after holiday season. However, government will proceed in a reopening, based on health experts’ suggestions and on how the future will unfold.
In more detail, the 526 new cases detected per Regional Unit: