Vatopoulos: In the traffic restriction, everyone should be checked how many hours he left his house | HELLAS

The professor of Microbiology of the School of Public Administration of the University of West Attica, Alkiviadis Vatopoulos, spoke today about the course of the pandemic and the measures that have been taken to deal with it in Athens and Thessaloniki, as well as the tests.

According to the professor, in the second week of the hard lockdown we are going through, not much has changed. The important thing is that there is no uncontrolled increase in cases, but there are resurgences in many parts of Greece. The goal is not to collapse the Health system, which was achieved.


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As he said speaking to Mega, the epidemiological data will be evaluated tomorrow, when decisions will be made.

He spoke in support of the US Alliance, but said that maintaining some independence was not the answer.

“Since there is a traffic restriction, everyone should be checked how many hours they left their house,” he said.

In Athens there was a fear of rapid transmission, so these measures were taken, while in Thessaloniki, where the epidemiological data are not worrying as far as it is in the capital, lockdown was made in certain neighborhoods of the city.

While this is true, he estimated, it is difficult to implement. But even more difficult, it would be to close the whole city. What is needed is individual responsibility, he stressed.

What worries him most is the protest rallies.

Regarding vaccines, he said that the vaccination program has picked up a pace and is at a good level compared to other European countries.

“The situation will change when 60% of the population is immune, or the elderly and vulnerable groups,” he said, adding that this would have been done by the summer.

For the double mask he argued that it is a good idea that can be applied in cases where there is intense congestion.

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