Peloni on epidemiological condition: Increased vigilance necessary

Government spokesperson Aristotelia Peloni on Monday referred to the epidemiological condition in Greece saying that increased vigilance is necessary as last week it was observed an exponential growth of the new infections in 64 of the 74 regional units of the country.

“The median age of the new cases remained at 26 years while 80 percent of the new infections referred to people under the age of 39. Substantial increase of infections was recorded in the regional units of Mykonos, Rethymno and Heraklio on Crete as well as on the islands of Ios, Santorini and Paros. She also said that restriction measures were imposed on the island of Mykonos until Monday 26 July due to the worrying local surge of the epidemic.

In terms of the vaccinations, she said that over 9,720,000 have been vaccinated so far, 5,430,000 have done one dose at least while 4,590,000 have completed their vaccination.

Referring to the Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis’ schedule and his tour to the regions of Messinia and Arcadia, Peloni said that Mitsotakis underlined that the government recognises the primary sector as the main national growth pillar.

Later, Mitsotakis will visit Paleohouni in Arcadia to be briefed on the start of the construction of the integrated waste management project for the region of the Peloponnese.

Afterwards, the prime minister will address a conference on the new common farming policy organised by the Rural Development and Food Ministry in Tripoli.