Saturday , July 4 2020

Coronavirus case in Greece

It’s been announced that a case of Coronavirus has been confirmed in Greece in Thessaloniki, the patient entered the country on an Italian flight. Another person in Corfu has been hospitalised for precaution, also on an incoming Italian flight, but they have not been confirmed as having the illness.

Many feared this happening and are worried about the potential spread of the illness and how it will affect them.

Coronavirus is a respiratory infection that can be passed on from human to human through airborne, respiratory droplets.

It can be difficult to know if a patient has the condition as the symptoms fever, aches and pains, tiredness, runny nose, sore throat, cough and diarrhoea, are similar to some other illnesses.

The symptoms are often mild and start gradually, some people who have or carry it however, don’t even have symptoms develop.

The condition can cause some patients to have difficulty breathing though and patients who have underlying conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure, heart problems may develop a more severe form of the illness. Advice is that anyone who develops a cough, fever and difficulty breathing should get medical help.

Whilst many are worried especially with the news that towns and cities are in lockdown, people shouldn’t panic. Whilst Coronavirus has spread from China to other countries, there are much lower numbers of people who have had, and died, from flu. Only around 2% of Coronavirus sufferers have actually died from the illness.

How to protect yourself

Wash hands thoroughly if using public bathrooms and kitchens. Use tissues and discard them in bins and try not to cough over other people.

The incubation period is between one and fourteen days, the majority of cases have been confirmed around five days in.

If someone close to you is diagnosed with it then World Health Organisation advice is to self quarantine for fourteen days in order to protect others.

Whilst it is very worrying seeing the news about Coronavirus, and many are incredibly concerned about how it may affect them the world’s government’s – including Greece- are following very strict guidance as set out by the World Health Organisation, who in turn are keeping the public very well updated on their website.

WORLD HEALTH ORGANISATION INFORMATION 

About Chrissie Parker

Chrissie Parker joined the Zakynthos Informer Team in 2014. Chrissie’s first experience of the island was a combined birthday and wedding celebration, in true Zakynthian style. Since then she has been able to combine her love of the island, including its incredible history, tradition and culture, with her love of writing.

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19 comments

  1. Worried about kalamake please help

    • Chrissie Parker

      There is no need to worry. Zakynthos does not currently have any confirmed or suspected cases of the virus.

      • we have a holiday booked for june to Zante what do you advise glenys cook felixstowe

        • Chrissie Parker

          At present it should be open. You will need to check in with you travel company before travelling to make sure.

      • Hello,

        I did have flights booked for the 29th March 2020 as i am due to complete on a little house on the 31st, but i have been told that Zakynthos is now in a lock down until the 30th April, is this correct?

        • Chrissie Parker

          The island is in partial lockdown, there are full details on one of our posts.
          Island accommodation for tourists is closed until 30 April 2020.

      • Dorthe Bennedsen

        We are plantning to a vacation in zakynthos medio september.
        Have you had the corona virus in zakynthos? Hos Many? Hos istjeneste situation now?
        Dorthe Bennedsen
        Dk

        • Chrissie Parker

          The lockdown in Zakynthos and Greece has been lifted. Things are slowly getting back to normal. The island has no cases of Covid currently and international flights will hopefully start on 01 July. Keep checking the site for updated news.

  2. Hi are there still no cases in Zante, we are travelling in a few weeks and are extremely worried.

    • Chrissie Parker

      There are four mild, self isolated cases on the island, but no others. The number of cases in Greece overall is much lower. At present you shouldn’t worry too much as the overall picture will probably be different in a few weeks.

      • I spend lot time in zante but if can isolate cases should be ok different story in UK very worring .it would be good if test people before come to zante as people may not know if have it .keep well zante .

  3. Is sidari ok to go to we go in June at the end

    • Chrissie Parker

      Stay positive, hopefully it should be okay by then. Just keep an eye on the news, and stay in touch with your travel company for updates.

  4. I’m travelling to zante on 6th june. Do you think it will be safe travelling

    • Chrissie Parker

      Stay positive, hopefully it should be okay by then. Just keep an eye on the news, and stay in touch with your travel company for updates.

    • Christopher james

      I’m hoping to. Vist nola and family and friends on the 15 off may so hoping all will die down by then else I will be very disappointed not meet all. My freinds on the island this year 😞😞😞😞

      • Chrissie Parker

        At present it should be open. You will need to check in with you travel company before travelling to make sure.

  5. I’m going to zante in 24 may for 2 weeks will it be safe?

    • Chrissie Parker

      At present it should be open. You will need to check in with you travel company before travelling to make sure.

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