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* ONE new known positive case in Corfu today.

Daily report of epidemiological surveillance of the new coronavirus infection (COVID-19)
Data until December 5, 2020, at 15:00
https://eody.gov.gr/20201205_briefing_covid19/

Today we announce 1383 new cases of the new virus in the country, of which 14 were detected following checks at the country's gateways. The total number of cases is 114568 , of which 52.8% are men.

4981 (4.3%) are considered to be related to travel from abroad and 30207 (26.4%) are related to an already known case.

594 of our fellow citizens are being treated by intubation. Their median age is 65 years. 171 (28.8%) are women and the rest are men. 77.3% of intubated patients have an underlying disease or are 70 years of age or older. 641 patients have been discharged from the ICU.

Finally, we have 98 more recorded deaths and 2902 deaths in total in the country. 1156 (39.8%) women and the rest men. The median age of our dying fellow citizens was 79 years and 96.1% had some underlying disease and / or age 70 years and over.

Geographical detail: https://www.ert.gr/eidiseis/epistimi/evzoia/ygeia/eody-1383-nea-kroysmata-98-thanatoi-594-oi-diasolinomenoi/

14 cases during the checks carried out at the country's entrance gates

• 2 imported cases that came voluntarily for testing

• 260 cases in the Attica Region

• 305 cases in P.E. Thessaloniki

• 10 cases in P.E. Etoloakarnania

• 1 case in P.E. Argolida

• 2 cases in P.E. Arta

• 10 cases in P.E. Of Achaia

• 25 cases in P.E. Βοιωτίας

• 5 cases in P.E. Grevena

• 30 cases in P.E. Drama

• 25 cases in P.E. Evros

• 1 case in P.E. Of Evia

• 1 case in P.E. Evritania

• 2 cases in P.E. Of Ilia

• 42 cases in P.E. Imathia

• 19 cases in P.E. Heraklion

• 9 cases in P.E. Ioannina

• 48 cases in P.E. Kavala

• 5 cases in P.E. Kalymnos

• 43 cases in P.E. Karditsa

• 2 cases in P.E. Kastoria

• 1 case in P.E. Corfu

• 40 cases in P.E. Kilkis

• 36 cases in P.E. Kozani

• 11 cases in P.E. Corinth

• 1 case in P.E. Kos

• 3 cases in P.E. Laconia

• 98 cases in P.E. Of Larissa

• 22 cases in P.E. Lesvos

• 21 cases in P.E. Magnesia

• 4 cases in P.E. Messinia

• 2 cases in P.E. Μήλου

• 44 cases in P.E. Xanthi

• 58 cases in P.E. Pella

• 49 cases in P.E. Pieria

• 1 case in P.E. Of Rethymno

• 27 cases in P.E. Rodopi

• 2 cases in P.E. Rhodes

• 39 cases in P.E. Serres

• 6 cases in P.E. Trikala

• 12 cases in P.E. Fthiotida

• 11 cases in P.E. Florina

• 13 cases in P.E. Of Halkidiki

• 5 cases in P.E. Chania

• 1 case in P.E. Chios

• 15 cases are under investigation.







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General Discussion / Re: Brexit
« Last post by Trisa on December 04, 2020, 10:20:18 PM »
With thanks to Julia Cross who shared a link in the British in Greece group. https://www.facebook.com/groups/313197395758514/permalink/1016068552138058/

Finally😀 The police circulars we've been waiting for giving details of how to apply for our new biometric permits. There's a lot to read up on but I've managed to get down the main points.

1. They give us a window of 1/1/2021-30/6/2021 to apply for the new permits but clarify that if we do not meet the deadline of 30/6 we do not lose any of our rights provided we can prove we met conditions of residence in Greece before 31/12/2020. The deadline is indicative.

2. Those with beige registration certificates will be issued with a five year biometric permit. To get this permit you will have to provide the paperwork you already provided to get your current permit. Please note that those who used the UK EHIC as proof of health cover will need private health insurance.

3. Those with blue permanent residence certificates will be given a ten year biometric permit. If your permit was issued fewer than five years ago, you don't need to provide any further documentation. If your permit was issued more than five years ago, you have to prove your non-absence from Greece of more than 5 years from the acquisition of the blue permit until the date of application for biometric. Rental contracts, utilities, tax returns, employment and travel tickets are cited as acceptable means of proof.

4. Those who have already got some years on their beige permits will be able to effectively transfer these years by applying for the permanent 10 year biometric permit before their 5 year biometric permit expires. So if you were issued your beige permit in 2018 and your 5 year biometric in 2021, you can apply for the permanent 10 year permit in 2023. Those who already have over 5 years on their beige will be able to apply for the permanent 10 year permit with the relevant paperwork showing their 5 year continuous residency in Greece. You should not have been absent for over 6 months in any 12 in this five year period.

5. If you didn't manage to get a residence permit before end of transition you can still apply for a biometric permit but you will have to prove pre-31/12 residency.  Rental contracts, travel tickets and evidence that you were seeking employment can all be used as means of proof. You will then have to meet the same conditions of residence that have always been required from us as EU citizens to show that you are not a burden on the Greek state (income and health cover).

6. We will apply for the new permits where we've always applied - at our local police stations (or aliens' police in Athens and Thessaloniki). The fee will be 16 euros plus 4 photos and valid passport. Also we will be asked to make a declaration that we have not applied under any other address. We will then need to go to the regional passport offices (usually in the main town of each nomos) to get the fingerprinting done.

7. Our existing permits will cease to be valid on 31/12 but should be kept as proof of pre-31/12 residence. They will be removed from us when we apply for the new biometric permits. Once we have applied we will be issued with a 'certificate of submission' which can be used for all purposes until we are issued with the new biometric permit.

8. There will be an police Ombudsman for complaints!

http://www.astynomia.gr/index.php?option=ozo_content&perform=view&id=98268&Itemid=133&lang=EN
ASTYNOMIA.GR
United Kingdom nationals and their family members, also United Kingdom nationals, who are beneficiaries of the Agreement on the withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union
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General Discussion / Re: Supermarkets and cat food and alternative lactose-free milk
« Last post by Frodo on December 04, 2020, 09:42:20 PM »
I remember that they do lactose free goats milk in Corfu, something that it is virtually impossible to get in the UK.

I believe that you can get it in the Supermarket in Acharavi.  I don't know where else.
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General Discussion / Re: General Comments during the Coronavirus/covid-19 Situation
« Last post by Red1 on December 04, 2020, 08:11:35 PM »
Great Greece can give an estimate date, wish the UK (England) could at least try to do the same, then perhaps we can plan things.
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General Discussion / Re: General Comments during the Coronavirus/covid-19 Situation
« Last post by Red1 on December 04, 2020, 08:09:00 PM »
You can be certain there will be some corruption and skulduggery on one side or the other, or indeed both!

Or perhaps just the EU thinking  “let them be the guinea pigs”!
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General Discussion / Re: General Comments during the Coronavirus/covid-19 Situation
« Last post by Trisa on December 04, 2020, 07:35:16 PM »
https://www.ert.gr/eidiseis/ellada/mechri-ton-ioynio-tha-echei-emvoliastei-olos-o-plithysmos-video/

The whole population in Greece will be vaccinated by June (video)
DECEMBER 4, 2020

Next June, the Ministry of Health estimates that the vaccination of the population will be completed. This was revealed to ERT and the show " Connections " by the Secretary General of Primary Care of the Ministry of Health .

"We believe that within the next six months we will have succeeded in vaccinating the entire population," said Marios Themistokleous and urged citizens to be vaccinated.

"The vaccine is safe, it saves lives, it is the most important weapon to return to normalcy," he said. Mr. Themistocleous called on citizens to register in the intangible prescription system as through this system we will receive notification to be vaccinated. Regarding the schedule, he announced that any vaccine that gets approval, after two days will be in our country.

To this end the first refrigerators for the maintenance of vaccines are already here, while the rest will come within the next week. Mr. Themistokleous explained that the refrigerators will be placed in central parts of the country and from there the vaccines will be distributed to the vaccination centers.

Asked about this, he said that the vaccination will be given even to residents of the most remote areas of mainland and island Greece.

Finally, referring to the reasons why Britain is the first to vaccinate in relation to the EU, he explained that they followed a different procedure that is not currently followed by the US National Medicines Agency. "The EU will ensure all safety valves so that there is no question mark," he concluded.


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General Discussion / Re: General Comments during the Coronavirus/covid-19 Situation
« Last post by jrk on December 04, 2020, 06:34:44 PM »
Hugo Fry, the UK managing director of Sanofi, the Paris-based multi-national and the world's fifth biggest drug maker, said decoupling from the EU's regulatory and purchasing mechanisms had enabled the "nimble buying" of hundreds of millions of doses and a rapid green light for the Pfizer/BioNTech jab. "They've been fast and they got a really nice selection and they got good volumes," Mr Fry said. "I'm not convinced that if they'd been part of that European buying programme they'd have had quite the speed and the flexibility to do it."

Fairly obvious that we would have not broken ranks if we had been a member of the EU.


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General Discussion / Re: General Comments during the Coronavirus/covid-19 Situation
« Last post by Wynne on December 04, 2020, 06:02:32 PM »
https://www.channel4.com/news/factcheck/factcheck-brexit-did-not-speed-up-uk-vaccine-authorisation

As has already been explained in the channel 4 fact check mentioned above, nothing to do with Brexit

But then why let the truth get in the way of a good wum?
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General Discussion / Re: Coronavirus - Covid19 Local/National Information and Updates
« Last post by Trisa on December 04, 2020, 05:59:20 PM »
* TWO new known positive cases in Corfu today.

Daily report of epidemiological surveillance of new coronavirus infection (COVID-19)
Data until December 4, 2020, at 15:00
https://eody.gov.gr/20201204_briefing_covid19/

Today we announce 1667 new cases of the new virus in the country, of which 9 were detected following checks at the country's gateways. The total number of cases is 113185 , of which 52.8% are men.

4966 (4.4%) are considered to be related to travel from abroad and 29765 (26.3%) are related to an already known case.

612 of our fellow citizens are being treated by intubation. Their median age is 65 years. 175 (28.6%) are women and the rest are men. 76.0% of intubated patients have an underlying disease or are 70 years of age or older. 635 patients have been discharged from the ICU.

Finally, we have 98 more recorded deaths and 2804 deaths in total in the country. 1118 (39.9%) women and the rest men. The median age of our dying fellow citizens was 79 years and 96.4% had an underlying disease and / or age 70 years and over.

The geographical distribution of cases: https://www.ert.gr/eidiseis/ellada/kinonia/koronoios-1-667-nea-kroysmata-98-thanatoi-612-diasolinomenoi/

Of the 1,667 new cases identified:

- 9 cases during the checks carried out at the entrance gates of the country

- 316 cases in the Attica Region

- 367 cases in P.E. Thessaloniki

- 20 cases in P.E. Etoloakarnania

- 17 cases in P.E. Argolida

- 5 cases in P.E. Of Arcadia

- 13 cases in P.E. Of Achaia

- 14 cases in P.E. Βοιωτίας

- 13 cases in P.E. Grevena

- 33 cases in P.E. Drama

- 35 cases in P.E. Evros

- 3 cases in P.E. Of Evia

- 5 cases in P.E. Evritania

- 1 case in P.E. Of Ilia

- 79 cases in P.E. Imathia

- 15 cases in P.E. Heraklion

- 1 case in P.E. Thesprotia

- 12 cases in P.E. Ioannina

- 32 cases in P.E. Kavala

- 1 case in P.E. Kalymnos

- 29 cases in P.E. Karditsa

- 6 cases in P.E. Kastoria

- 2 cases in P.E. Corfu

- 56 cases in P.E. Kilkis

- 34 cases in P.E. Kozani

- 7 cases in P.E. Corinth

- 3 cases in P.E. Laconia

- 66 cases in P.E. Of Larissa

- 13 cases in P.E. Lesvos

- 1 case in P.E. Lefkada

- 1 case in P.E. Lemnos

- 51 cases in P.E. Magnesia

- 7 cases in P.E. Of Messinia

- 49 cases in P.E. Xanthi

- 57 cases in P.E. Pella

- 93 cases in P.E. Pieria

- 1 case in P.E. Preveza

- 20 cases in P.E. Rodopi

- 2 cases in P.E. Rhodes

- 40 cases in P.E. Serres

- 23 cases in P.E. Trikala

- 11 cases in P.E. Fthiotida

- 12 cases in P.E. Florina

- 1 case in P.E. Φωκίδας

- 40 cases in P.E. Of Halkidiki

- 10 cases in P.E. Chania

- 5 cases in P.E. Chios

Finally, 36 cases are under investigation.







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General Discussion / Re: General Comments during the Coronavirus/covid-19 Situation
« Last post by jrk on December 04, 2020, 05:49:50 PM »
The UK became the first country to clinically authorise the Covid19 vaccine after the UK regulator, the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency  (MHRA), said the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine was safe to use. This puts us ahead of EU countries, when it comes to rolling out the vaccine, as the EU’s own regulator, has not yet approved the vaccine. So while Britain will begin administering Pfizer’s vaccine next week, EU countries will be some time after us. A plus for Brexit, surely?

Hmm! The UK is still subject to the EU rules for Vaccine regulation and I saw today that much of the vaccine is being exported to the UK from Belgium!

Well how has the UK managed to roll out the vaccine before EU countries? Must be related to Brexit? 
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