Thessaloniki COVID Viral Load Declining Faster in Last Week’s Measurements

December 26, 2020

THESSALONIKI — The SARS-CoV-2 viral load in sewage taken from the city of Thessaloniki is dropping according to a weekly report based on measurements taken by the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTH) in collaboration with the city's water and sewage company, EYATh.

The samples in the previous week that was concluded on Christmas showed that after a week, during which the viral load remained at the same level, the decline from December 18 and afterwards continued at a faster pace.

"The first samples after the partial opening of the market, click away, hairdressers, bookstores and others are positive, said AUTH Rector and head of the project Nikos Papaioannou, talking to the Athens-Macedonian News Agency (ANA) but pointed out the need to be cautious and observe the protection measures because the condition remains fragile.



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