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Kikilias Highlights Greek Health System’s Readiness to Receive Tourists

ATHENS – Ηealth Minister Vassilis Kikilias on Friday referred to the health ministry's preparations in this phase, especially on the islands and how they will receive tourists, in an interview with Star TV on Friday.

"Our plan includes a vertical structure that has to do with the regions throughout Greece and the islands throughout Greece. Depending on whether each island has an airport or not. What health structures each island has, whether it has a hospital or a health center. How many ICU beds there are on each island and how many Covid units," he stated.

 Referring to the tests, Kikilias said that the ministry had a coherent plan. He noted that tests were conducted with great care, validity and transparency and had focused on a special population – doctors, nurses, vulnerable groups, those at risk and those who had come into contact with confirmed cases – and this had had measurable results in terms of planning, who will be isolated or who will be placed in quarantine, deciding which incidents are serious, who should be treated and for monitoring the situation in general.

Regarding antibody tests, Kikilias noted: "We will use these tests with the right strategy, to see what the situation is with respect to doctors, nurses and the auxiliary healthcare staff. Whether they have passed it or not, whether they have antibodies or not. And in vulnerable groups, of course, in special populations and where there are small outbreaks of the virus, we will be able to intervene immediately."

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