EODY announced on Tuesday afternoon, 19 new cases of coronavirus in Greece, of which 12 were travelers who arrived by flight from abroad at Athens International Airport.
Regarding the cases from the flight. The General Secretariat for Civil Protection announced that it concerns yesterday’s flight of Qatar Airlines. The flight flew from Doha to Athens International Airport “Eleftherios Venizelos”. Twelve positive samples were found. The Covid-19 disease screening test was performed on 91 patients by the General Secretariat for Civil Protection department. Nine of the positive passengers are Pakistani nationals, originally from the city of Guchrat, with a residence permit in Greece. Two Greek nationals coming from Australia and one Japanese national, a member of a Greek-Japanese family.
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Protocol, Phase 1.
According to the current protocol for those entering the country by air, all passengers were transported after the inspection and until the results of the tests in quarantine hotels came out, where the positive ones will remain for 14 days and the rest, whose test was negative, for 7 days as close high and low risk contacts, according to the instructions of the representative of the Ministry of Health for the new coronavirus, Professor Sotiris Tsiodras.
For the negative samples, tests will be repeated after 7 days.
In addition, after the above epidemiological data, flights to and from Qatar are suspended until June 15, 2020.
The total cases within Greece now stand at 2937 (daily change + 0.7%), of which 55.3% are men. No new patient deaths have been reported with COVID-19, and a total of 179 deaths have been reported since the outbreak began. The average age of patients who have died is 76 years.