Coronavirus: The “purple” areas on the table – What measures will apply?

The implementation of “alternative” restrictive measures in the heavily burdened epidemiological areas seems to be suggested by the committee of experts

The implementation of “alternative” restrictive measures in the heavily burdened epidemiological areas seems to be suggested by the committee of experts , given the government’s decision not to have measures such as a ban on traffic and music or the closure of stores in the red areas.

>In this context, the possibility of including the “purple” areas in the map of the pandemic is being considered . For these areas – according to information from SKAI, it is estimated that stricter measures will be applied, such as the mandatory use of a mask everywhere, but also the double mask in public transport.

The issue is expected to be raised at a meeting of the Ministry of Health’s expert committee this week, where further details will be discussed.

It is noted that on the occasion of the recent tragic incident of the death of a (unvaccinated) 28-year-old in Komotini, the Deputy Minister of Health, Mina Gaga, appealed to young people to proceed with vaccination .

In a post on Facebook, she stated: “We lost a 28-year-old from a coronavirus in Komotini. “This is the third twenty-year-old we have lost this week,” he said, stressing that they had not been vaccinated against Covid-19 and urging citizens to get vaccinated and to be careful. 

“I understand that many are afraid and have questions. Contact us, doctors and the ministry, we will answer your questions and discuss your concerns. “I will soon provide an exclusive telephone line and digital way of communicating with us, we are here for you”, he pointed out.

In free fall the vaccinations

The vaccination rate shows a significant decline and it is indicative that in the first 12 days of October the daily number of those who choose to make the first dose of the vaccine is less than 50% of the corresponding September and August.
This is despite the fact that we are now entering a period where the transmission of the virus can be made easier, both due to the  weather conditions and due to the return to normalcy with the lifting of many restrictive measures .  

In particular, according to the vaccination statistics for COVID-19 ( ), by October 12, 12,331,868 vaccinations had been carried out, while at least one dose had vaccinated 6,512,567 citizens, ie about 62% of the general population or 71.3% of adults.  


From October 1 to October 12, 197,888 vaccinations were performed (not including booster doses), of which 66,901 were first-dose. There were 725,371 vaccinations in September, of which 389,424 were first-dose, and 872,152 in August (350,572 first-dose). On average, 5,575 first-dose vaccinations were given in the first 12 days of October, up from 12,980 in September and 11,686 in August, a month in which most summer vacations are a priority. It is noted that the 5,575 first dose vaccinations on average per day is the lowest “performance” recorded since the beginning of  Operation Freedom .

The most productive month for the vaccination program was June, when 2,793,911 vaccinations were given (93,130 on average per day, of which 39,707 were first dose), followed by May with 2,499,931 vaccinations (80,643 per day). 48,207 first dose).

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