Carolina wrote:........I don't think they are under reporting...........
I'm not saying there's a cover-up of some sort. I just don't think the system is picking up the real numbers.
Jean wrote:I'm not saying there's a cover-up of some sort. I just don't think the system is picking up the real numbers.
Remember that the level of testing is quite low in Greece which means that mild cases will generally go undiscovered and unreported.
To be fair, that's probably the case in most countries.
Kilkis wrote:Could somebody who follows the Greek news closely report on what is being discussed about lifting restrictions. I don't think "when" is that vital but knowing something about "how" would be useful. While Greece is still recording new cases everyday the numbers are starting to get small so I would have thought that discussions on what steps they intend to take would be quite advanced, e.g. what they see as the order of relaxation. Some countries are talking about compulsory wearing of simple washable cloth face masks, i.e. not medical ones, when out of the house. Is that being considered in Greece and are they widely available? Is there much talk about test, trace, isolate and have they ramped up local testing capacity enough to be able to do it effectively? The UK government is not discussing these things at all publicly, which is not unreasonable given that they are still near the peak of the infection curve, but I would have thought that Greece would be.
Carolina wrote:...At the daily Government briefing they have so far refused to discuss any dates, reporters seem to ask daily but the governemen answer is always ' it depends, we are discussing this & we will do it when the time is right' ...
Carolina wrote:...There's an article on flashnews local website today about Chania hospital, it's in Greek but you can Google translate:
' Daily alarm due to the coronavirus at Chania Hospital'
https://flashnews.gr/post/423076/kathhm ... eio-xaniwn
Carolina wrote:...[i]"As the government spokesman Stelios Petsas informed, the lifting of the measures will be gradual while there will be a 15-day re-examination of the situation.for the three days of May Day, all the restrictions that apply now will apply, so the movement SMS will be mandatory in 13033...
Kilkis wrote:I can understand that they would want to apply the same strict lockdown for May Day as they did for Pascha but I am not sure I understand the reference to "13033 SMS remaining mandatory" in this sentence and many others in the article. I understood use of 13033 had NOT been made mandatory and use of the official form or a written declaration on plain paper was still allowed? Is that understanding wrong? I have been using the form for my few trips out, a total of 6 in March and 4 so far in April. Should I only be using 13033?
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