The steady and obvious improvement of epidemiological indicators, the reduction of hospitalizations, the decrease in the number of cases and the positivity rate, show that the measures to stop the pandemic that we have implemented have paid off, said the Minister of Health Michalis Hadjipandella after the end of the ministry, announcing at the same time, that from March 8, 2022, such as close contacts of a confirmed positive event that have not been isolated from the positive in the virus person (eg parents caring for a minor child, etc.) instead of remaining in confinement for 10 + 7 days, may after the release of the case on the 7th day to be examined (Rapid or PCR) and if they ensure a negative result to be released. The decision is retroactive.
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The steady and obvious improvement of the epidemiological indicators, the reduction of the hospitalizations, the decrease in the number of cases and the positivity rate, show that the measures to stop the pandemic that we have implemented have paid off. This allows us to keep our promise to relax the measures, based on the recommendations of the Scientific Advisory Committee. The excellent response of the citizens so far to the call for vaccination and the observance of the protocols of the Ministry of Health, give us a shield of protection and a sense of optimism that this whole adventure will soon come to an end. Let us not forget, however, that the road is long and we all need the cooperation and compliance with the decisions of the Scientific Advisory Committee, in order to be able to take the extra steps back to normalcy.
Its goal Ministry of Health and the Scientific Advisory Committee, is the simplification of pandemic prevention measures, with easier-to-understand guidelines.
I would also like to mention that the Ministry of Health, taking into account the needs and concerns of the citizens, and as a sign of practical support for children with diabetes, requested that the necessary steps be taken immediately to approve the purchase of the necessary consumables and equipment for insulin administration. percutaneous pump (patch) in children up to 18 years and continuous glucose recording through a special sensor in children up to 13 years with Type 1 Diabetes. and consumables.
The Council of Ministers therefore decided:
(a) from 8 March, such as HIV-positive individuals may be released on day 7, provided that they have a negative test (Rapid or PCR). If the result is positive, the procedure can be repeated until negative, or until the 10th day of self-limitation. The decision is retroactive.
b) from March 8, 2022, such as close contacts of a confirmed positive event that have not been isolated from the positive in the viral person (eg parents caring for a minor child, etc.) instead of remaining in confinement for 10 + 7 days, may be after release of the case on the 7th day to be tested (Rapid or PCR) and if they provide a negative result to be released. The decision is retroactive.
(c) from 8 March 2022, the approval of the plan to adapt the measures against COVID-19. The plan will include the premises and occupational activities, which will be classified according to the risk and the citizens will know what the appropriate conditions will be to enter these premises either for people with a history of vaccination or for people without a history of vaccination. The plan will include 4 categories in which the sites will be classified:
- a) high risk
- b) medium risk
- c) low risk
- d) Short stay areas where the SafePass demo will not be required.
The provisions of the update plan will be announced later in the day.
- < li> d) from 8 March 2022, the increase in capacity in retail businesses, casinos, gyms.
- e) from 8 March 2022, the increase in the maximum number of people at events including weddings and baptisms in 500 people, meaning that the area of the space allows the ratio of 1.5 sq.m. per person.
- f) the lifting of the ban on conducting student parades. A special protocol with guidelines will be issued.