Government spokeswoman Aristotelia Peloni announced that half of COVID-19 patients are people under 54 years old.
As she said, the epidemiological situation in Greece requires increased vigilance as last week there was an exponential increase in new cases in 64 of the 74 regional units.
“The median age of the new cases remained at 26 years, while 80% of the new cases concerned our fellow citizens under the age of 39,” she said.
“It is also characteristic that one in two patients is under 54 years old, while at the end of March, seven out of ten were over 55 years old”, Peloni noted.
As she said: “A special increase of cases was presented in the regional units of Mykonos, Rethymno and Heraklion as well as in the Municipalities of Ios, Thira and Paros.”
“For this reason, since last Saturday, unvaccinated workers in the catering and tourism businesses of these areas are required to undergo a test twice a week (once with a self test and once with a rapid),” the spokeswoman explained.
Unvaccinated members of the crews of passenger ships and cruise ships have a similar obligation.
Peloni said: “In addition, from last Saturday until next Monday 26/7, in Mykonos – due to the worrying local outbreak of the epidemic – traffic was banned from 01:00 in the evening until 06:00 in the morning, as well as music around the clock.”
The spokeswoman also explained that there has already been over 9.72 million COVID-19 vaccinations made.
At least 5.43 million people have been vaccinated for COVID-19 with one dose and 4.59 million people have completed their vaccination.
Peloni also said the government, with a new regulation of tax and insurance debts, provides significant facilities to the debtors affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
It extends, expands and improves the existing framework for the settlement of their debts, while at the same time offering an opportunity to revive older regulations.
Specifically, the current insurance and tax debts (VAT, income tax, ENFIA, etc.) created during the pandemic, can be adjusted in up to 72 installments with an interest rate of 2.5%, or 36 interest-free installments, with the payment of the first installment in January.