Lockdown: new areas marked with "red"

Which areas of Greece have become “dark red” and which – with a lower level of risk, is presented in a new map published by epidemiologists.

The municipality of Messolonga and the municipality of Visaltia, part of the Serres regional unit, have entered the “dark red” (strict isolation) since this morning.

At the same time, in the village of Kastania of the Municipality of Vissa (Orestiada district), due to the increased epidemiological burden, general isolation came into force, corresponding to that created on Kalymnos.

In particular, as epidemiologists said, Messolonghi has seen an aggressive exponential increase in the number of active cases in the past few days, which amounted to 233, and on April 27, +49, as noted by Deputy Minister of Civil Protection Nikos Hardalias during yesterday’s coronavirus briefing.

“The situation in Messolonghi and the surrounding areas, Agrinio and Aetolico, is very worrying because there is a wide dispersion of detected cases within the community,” said Mr. Hardalias. At the same time, he urged residents of both this area and Kalymnos to strictly observe the measures, since the situation was recognized as extremely dangerous.

Kalymnos is under general isolation until 06:00 am on May 17th. In connection with a particularly difficult epidemiological situation, schools at all levels will be closed, on the recommendation of an expert commission.

The picture is also troubling in the village of Kastania, in the municipality of Vissa, Mr. Hardalias warned, noting that in tests that took place on Thursday and Friday, the percentage of positive results exceeded 15%.

The following areas that remain at very high risk (dark red):

Attica Region, excluding the municipalities of Agistri, Hydra, Kitera and Spetses. Regional units Boeotia, Evrytania, Thessaloniki, Kilkis, Kozani, Thassos, Kavala, Lesvos. The municipalities of Festus, Serres, Amphipolis, Kastoria, Xanthi, Maronia, Sapon, Iasmos, Volos.

In what areas has the situation improved?

On Monday, the following areas go out of “dark red” and are included in “red”:

Regional division of Halkidiki, where the number of active cases decreased by 69.44%. Didimotechio municipality, where the number of active cases decreased by 75.28%. The municipalities of Pella, Edessa and Almopia, where the number of active cases decreased by 68.41%, 53.33% and 73.99%, respectively. The municipality of Sintica in the regional division of Serres, where the number of active cases fell by 79.26%. The municipality of Orestida, where the number of active cases decreased by 77.27%. The municipality of Dirfion-Messapia of the regional unit of Evia, where there is a decrease in active cases of the disease by 44.44%. In the municipalities of Aigialea, West Achaia and Kalavrita, where the number of active cases fell by 65%, 81% and 85%, respectively. Ilida municipality, where the number of active cases has dropped by about 80%. The municipalities of Megapolis, North Kynuria, South Kynuria and Gortinja, where there was an extremely large decrease in the number of active cases. The municipalities of Loutraki-Agioi Teodori, Velu Vocha and Nemea declined by more than 60%. The municipalities of Mylopotamos and Amari of the Rethymno regional unit, where the number of active cases fell by 50%. The municipalities of Chania and Kissamos, where the number of active cases decreased by 36.89% and 44.44% respectively. …

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