The single-dose vaccine against Johnson & Johnson COVID 19 has arrived in Belgium and France today and has been delivered to EU countries. The US company has pledged to deliver 55 million doses to the EU by the end of June and another 120 million by the third quarterly, according to EU Industry Commissioner Thierry Breton. Greece will receive 1,3 million installments, of which 960.000 are expected in June.
The first phase of relaxation of restrictive measures in the United Kingdom begins, as the percentage of herd immunity is 73,4%. Retail trade, hairdressers, beauty salons, open-air pubs, open-air restaurants, gyms, zoos, theme parks, libraries, driving schools are reopening from today. Up to six people are allowed to gather in open spaces.
The extension of the measure of individual tests at the end of the week to the employees in retail, transport and those who transport food, was announced by the Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis. As, in fact, the government spokeswoman, Aristotle Peloni, stated, this week free tests will be available through pharmacies to about 900.000 employees. Mr. Mitsotakis described the start of self-tests in schools as particularly successful, as, as he said, 613 students and teachers were identified, mostly asymptomatic.
The President of SYRIZA, Alexis Tsipras, criticized the government for opening the schools as they closed, during his meeting with the Board of OLME. He asked the government to suspend the implementation of the new system of admission to universities, which, as he said, leaves out 25.000 students. Immediately repeated tests in all schools under the responsibility of EODY, vaccinations of teachers, immediate organization of the dilution of departments and abolition of the theme bank and the non-conduct of promotional examinations in Gymnasiums and Lyceums this year, requested the Secretary of KKE, Dimis.
Valuable assistance for the proper conduct of self tests will be found by the citizens in the Municipal Clinics of the Municipality of Athens, which strengthens the Primary Health services, responding to the increased needs for medical care posed by the pandemic. More on our website, at www.athina984.gr.
The opening of tuition centers, beauty centers, but also shopping centers next week and if a declining trend of cases is confirmed, announced that the Minister of Development and Investment Adonis Georgiadis will suggest to the Committee of Experts to Mr. Meanwhile, 1 Dutch tourists are arriving in Rhodes this afternoon, who will participate in the pilot program for the opening of this year's tourist season.
On Friday, April 16, the appointment platform for vulnerable groups opens, also known as category B (heart disease, hypertension, patients with heart disease, diabetes, hypertension, respiratory diseases, multiple sclerosis, etc.). belonging to the age group 18-30 will be vaccinated with Pfizer and Moderna, while those belonging to the age group 31-59 will be vaccinated with all vaccines.
A proposal for the creation of an information office for relatives of patients with coronary artery disease was submitted to the Minister of Health by 19 deputies of the Movement for Change, with a question submitted to the Parliament.
Restoration of the controlled parking system from today in Athens.
The submission today in Parliament, of a bill of an article, which will remove the restrictions on the vote of Greeks abroad, was announced by the Minister of Interior, Makis Voridis. Specifically, it will be proposed to abolish the requirement to stay in Greece for 2 years during the last 35 years and the obligation to file a tax return during the current or previous year. "With the agreement of SYRIZA, it will pass with 200 votes. We call on the opposition to vote for the abolition of the restrictions ", said the government spokesperson, Aristotle Peloni.
"Micropolitical games" of the Minister of Interior, Maki Voridis, Koumoundourou sees, with the Head of Interior of SYRIZA, Costas Zachariadis, to favor "small improvements of the previous legislation, but not its overthrow". KINAL is in favor of the changes. The KKE speaks about "political games of ND - SYRIZA with the expatriates".
The plan of SYRIZA-Progressive Alliance for the sustainable restart of the economy will be presented tomorrow by the president of the party Alexis Tsipras.
Journalist Annie Mayassi has died at the age of 64 after a long illness. He was the Second Vice President of ESIEA. Eny Magiasi worked at YENED, in the newspaper "Vradyni", in MEGA, in Eleftheros Typos and in Athens 9.84, as the head of court reporting. The funeral will be held on Wednesday, April 14, at 10.30 in the morning, from the Byron Cemetery.
In the international news: Benjamin Netanyahu has stated that Iran has never given up its efforts to acquire nuclear weapons and that Israel will not allow Tehran to develop them.
And the weather: Scattered clouds tomorrow in Attica at times denser until noon. From the afternoon generally clear. Winds, south southwest 3 to 4 and from the afternoon west southwest 4 to 6 Beaufort. Temperature from 07 to 21 degrees Celsius. 19 points this time in Gazi