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Greece Rules Out New Lockdown Despite Pressure on Covid ICUs

Covid ICU GreeceAlmost 90 percent of all available ICU beds are now occupied in Greece. Credit: Greek Reporter

Greece insisted on Thursday there will be no new lockdown in the country, despite the rising Covid-19 cases and the pressure on the intensive care units (ICUs) throughout the country.

“There is neither going to be a lockdown nor will the ESY [national healthcare system] collapse,” government spokesman Yiannis Oikonomou told journalists at a press briefing, responding to accusations from the main opposition that more measures are needed ahead of the holiday season.

The assurance by the government comes as a total of 621 patients are on ventilators in hospitals. According to the National Public Health Organization (EODY), their median age is 65 years and 80.7 percent have an underlying condition and/or are aged 70 or over. Of the total, 503 (81 percent) are unvaccinated or partly vaccinated and 118 (19 percent) are fully vaccinated.

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