Greek coronavirus daily update: 56 new cases today and 90 deaths overall


Today’s briefing of the Ministry of Health on the coronavirus was completed by the infectious disease specialist Sotiris Tsiodras and the Deputy Minister of Civil Protection Nikos Hardalias, where it was announced that the victims are now 90 from the deadly virus.

Sotiris Tsiodras announced on Friday 56 new cases and a total of 2,011 confirmed coronary heart disease patients in the country, of which 57% are men. As he said, 77 patients remain intubated, with an average age of 67 years, of which 14 are women. Of the critically ill patients, 75% have an underlying disease. 15 patients with coronary artery disease came out of the ICU.

Sotiris Tsiodras announced 4 new deaths, with the total number of dead in the country amounting to 90. The victims of the coronation have an average age of 73 years.

Sotiris Tsiodras returned to the issue of visiting the hospital from citizens who have other chronic diseases. Just because a corona is present doesn’t mean we don’t go to the hospital. Let’s go to the hospital when there is a serious reason for our health, the infectious disease specialist noted.

Sotiris Tsiodras: “Roma cannot be scapegoats”
Infectious disease specialist Sotiris Tsiodras made a special reference to the Roma community, on the occasion of the tension that arose at noon in Larissa . Citing instructions from the Council of Europe on the occasion of World Roma Day, Mr Tsiodras noted. “The need to improve the living conditions of many and poor Roma in Europe is being recalled.”

The infectious disease specialist pointed out that these people belong to the most vulnerable groups during the current pandemic as they live in degraded homes. “In many places they still do not have access to clean water,” he said, adding that it was becoming “difficult for Roma communities to implement social removal measures in overcrowded homes.”

“Roma cannot be scapegoats. It is not a threat, it is a vulnerable group, “said Sotiris Tsiodras, emphasizing that the restrictive measures do not concern them, but prevent the transmission of the disease.

As he said, the Roma will have, as they have, equal access to health care, like most vulnerable groups. “There is no room for discrimination, for hatred, fear, division, divisions in our society. Above all, unity “noted Mr. Tsiodras and closed the briefing by saying. “I greet our fellow citizens in Larissa for their responsible attitude and I ask them to continue. We are with them and they are with us. ”

Government in Larissa

The government delegation returned a little earlier from Larissa , where it went, in order to coordinate actions to prevent the transmission of the corona to a large number of the population after the detection of cases in the Roma settlement of Nea Smyrni, Larissa.

Specifically, Sotiris Tsiodras and Nikos Hardalias were in the district of Nea Smyrni in Larissa, to see up close the situation, after the cases of corona. According to the Larissa Net website, after the autopsy was completed, some Roma, shouting at Nikos Hardalias, asked to know the reason why the settlement was quarantined , with the Deputy Minister of Civil Protection and Crisis Management emphasizing: “Stay home and do nothing else. ”

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