Additional measures may be required to keep the holidays safe in terms of tackling the pandemic. But not isolation. This is the message of the government and experts to the population of the country on the eve of Christmas.
This year’s celebration will be different from previous years as the country will not be in a state of horizontal action, Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis told CNN.
The information was confirmed today by two more government officials. Development Minister Adonis Georgiadis and Health Minister Thanos Pleuris said there is no thought of new isolation in the country as the vaccine is available.
However, representatives of the authorities did not rule out the introduction of new measures. The government is currently considering increasing the number of tests conducted by citizens, regardless of whether they are vaccinated or not (and this does not apply to Christmas Eve).
Nevertheless, it is very likely that on New Year’s Eve, citizens, in order to be indoors (in restaurants, at concerts, etc.), will have to present a negative test (it is not specified whether it will be rapid or PCR).
On Wednesday, December 22, the government will officially announce the new measures for the holiday season.
At the same time, the world scientific community is on high alert to meet the Omicron mutation fully armed. The strain is spreading, increasing the number of cases worldwide. From the moment O arrived in Greece, EL.AS. during the holidays will be aimed at preventing the further spread of coronavirus among the population.
In this context, the Anti-Omicron plan is expected to be implemented in the coming days, with increased controls over shops, malls and roads, land borders, ports, airports, ski resorts and nightclubs to avoid overcrowding and to secure compliance with sanitary protocol. , wearing masks, having tests (certificates and certificates) among citizens. Citizens’ visits to churches (being indoors in religious services) will be limited by the sanitary protocol.
Citizen Protection Minister Takis Theodorikakos said this morning that some 10,000 police officers will be deployed throughout the country to conduct systematic checks during the holidays. Violators of the measure will be fined.