Update – 27/09/2021
September 27, 2021
September 27, 2021
As of the latest update by the Greek authorities, the total number of confirmed Covid-19 diagnosed cases in Greece 645,969. 24 new deaths were reported raising the total number to 14,679. The number of patients treated in intensive care units is currently 337. 1,100 new cases were announced yesterday in Greece. 191 of the new cases were found in the Attica region and 149 new cases in the Thessaloniki region.
The Hellenic Dental Federation has issued clarifications regarding new rules governing dentist visits introduced by the Health Ministry.
The federation specified in which cases patients are required to have undergone a rapid test first and which they are not.
Accordingly, vaccinated patients are not required to undergo tests.
Patient escorts should be vaccinated or have a rapid test within 48 hours of the visit.
Unvaccinated patients must present a negative rapid test undertaken within 48 hours prior to the visit.
Schoolchildren must present the same negative self-test result which they are required to present to attend school.
Vasilis Leventis, a politician and former MP, is in a critical condition at an Athens hospital suffering from Covid-19.
Leventis, 69, had been suffering for some days but he was put on a ventilator Saturday night as his situation worsened.
“Vasilis Leventis is waging a big, crucial battle. We hope he pulls through, but things are quite difficult. The next 2-3 days will be difficult…We are fighting to stabilize him,” Giorgos Boulbasakos, head of the Pneumonology Unit at Evangelismos Hospital told TV station Mega.
An engineer by training, the Leventis was a long-time marginal figure in politics, who became well known for his TV shows, often punctuated with angry tirades. In 1992, he founded the Union of Centrists and, after many unsuccessful attempts, managed to enter Parliament in September 2015. He was not reelected in 2019.
Leventis was not vaccinated and he was a vaccine skeptic. He is suffering from an underlying condition.
A father who threatened teachers and a school principal after his son was forbidden from going to school because he had not completed the mandatory Covid self-test and was not wearing a mask has been handed a 15-month prison sentence, suspended for three years, by a Thessaloniki court.
The 37-year-old was found guilty of disrupting a public service and of defamation.
On Tuesday, he barged into the school, refusing to leave, while allegedly preventing other students from entering.
Judges ordered that he be removed from the courthouse and be issued with a 300-euro fine for failing to wear a mask at his trial.
The man said the court as it had no jurisdiction over him and he refused to recognize it.
In more detail, the 1,100 new cases detected per Regional Unit: