Expert predicts third coronavirus wave after Christmas

Expert predicts third coronavirus wave after Christmas

The president of the Athens and Piraeus hospital doctors’ association (EINAP), Matina Pagoni, has predicted Greece will face a third wave of the coronavirus pandemic after the Christmas period.

Speaking on Skai radio, Pagoni said it would likely be worse than the second wave.

“We are dealing with a big number of cases and more than 3,000 [Covid-19 patients] have been hospitalized, while the numbers of intubated patients and casualties are constantly rising,” Pagoni said.

“The third wave will come after Christmas and it could be even more difficult, and we are still arguing about why people should not celebrate Christmas Eve together,” she said.

On Sunday, authorities announced 103 more deaths from the coronavirus, along with 1,498 new cases.

They also announced a record 540 patients on ventilators.

Thessaloniki once more had the most new cases, with 305, followed by the Attica region, with 218, and Larissa, Trikala and Volos, all three in central Greece, with 84, 80 and 79 cases, respectively.

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