Stricter measures and restrictions are imposed after the New Year

The Ministry of Health is already working on various scenarios in order to prepare a plan with specific proposals.

The imposition of strict measures and restrictions after the New Year must be taken for granted. The Ministry of Health is already working on various scenarios in order to prepare a plan with specific proposals, which will be presented to the Council of Ministers early next week, in order to implement a new Decree that will restrict the movement of citizens, and will leave to full operation economy and trade.


The very large number of cases recorded in recent days leaves no room for the Government, which in no case wants to proceed for the fourth time with a universal lockdown, so the measures that are being processed, as we are informed, if and will affect both social and economic activities will not lead the country to paralysis, as has happened in previous cases.

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Restrictions on the number of people per gathering should probably be taken for granted this time, as well as the tightening of the protocols under which all companies operate without exception, while a feature of the measures currently under study is the fact that they do not separate citizens to be vaccinated and unvaccinated. This is of course rather unavoidable as the data of the mutated "Omicron" strain show that everyone, regardless of vaccination history, is a candidate for infection with the virus, even if the chances of serious illness and death differ between people who have been vaccinated (mainly with the three doses) and those who remain unvaccinated.

Based on the characteristics of the "Omicron" mutation, the preparation is done in the hospitals, since despite the fact that some estimates want this particular strain to be less dangerous than the "Delta", the significantly increased number of cases will inevitably lead to an increase in the number. of hospitalized patients with coronavirus.

Until yesterday afternoon, however, no meeting was scheduled between the Minister of Health and the Scientific Advisory Committee, however, due to the aggravated epidemiological situation, it is not ruled out that Michalis Hadjipandelas will choose to follow a different path, until the presentation of his final proposals. at the Council of Ministers next Monday.