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Re: The upcoming Greek summer will be something like this

by Erno » 08 Jul 2020, 09:28

Infected travelers a concern - 8 July, 2020

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Greek health authorities on Tuesday remained concerned that the coronavirus is entering the country via travelers after 17 of the 27 new confirmed cases were imported.

More specifically, 14 were identified during the checks carried out at the country’s points of entry, and three concerned people who had come from abroad and voluntarily sought to be tested for the virus.

A total of 183 confirmed cases of SARS-CoV-2 had been recorded in Greece from July 1 until Tuesday. More than half (103 or 56%) were imported. By the end of June, almost one in four cases (22.5%) were linked to travelers from abroad. Most of the imports of the last few days concern the country’s land borders.

Also Tuesday the World Health Organization (WHO) recommended that travelers take precautions against the virus, wear masks and keep abreast of developments.

From: https://www.ekathimerini.com/254490/art ... -a-concern
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Re: The upcoming Greek summer will be something like this

by deadeggs » 08 Jul 2020, 16:49

Subjet - Infected travelers a concern - 8 July.
This is not encouraging news. It creates a dilemma. National health or tourisme.
Lets hope the figures will stay low and stable.
Yesterday (07 July), the city of Melbourne in Australia had to go back to point zero.
That is, they had to go back into lockdown. It is estimated it will last for at least 6 weeks.
It seems to be a virus that isn't in a hurry to go away. Lets hope for the best.
NOTE: it is said that Melbourne has the largest Greek speaking population in the world outside of Greece.
It is said to be the sister city of Thessaloniki.

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Re: The upcoming Greek summer will be something like this

by Erno » 09 Jul 2020, 09:48

Concern over Covid-19 cases at Greek tourist spots - 9 July, 2020

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Greek health authorities are on the alert as coronavirus infections are on an upward curve, with most cases related to international travel, particularly from Balkan nations, and several new infections in tourist spots.

One case that fueled particular concern concerns a 50-year-old Serbian man who had been holidaying in Aidipsos on Evia. On feeling unwell earlier this week, he took a taxi to Lamia Hospital and was submitted to tests along with his wife. After they both tested positive for Covid-19, authorities scrambled to trace their contacts, including the taxi driver.

A Serbian woman became the first case of coronavirus on the Ionian island of Corfu. Moreover, four Serbian nationals who tested positive for Covid-19 at the border earlier this week are being hosted at a special quarantine hotel on Thassos.

On Wednesday, the National Public Health Organization announced 33 new cases of Covid-19, including 21 from international travel. The cases brought the total to 3,622, while deaths remained at 193.

Notwithstanding the increase in cases, authorities eased some restrictions on Wednesday. The use of protective masks by customers inside shopping malls will no longer be mandatory, though staff will still be obliged to wear a mask. Previous rules allowing no more than six customers per table at bars and restaurants have also been withdrawn.

In a related development, Health Minister Vassilis Kikilias appealed to regional governors to bolster inspections at cafes and restaurants amid the trend toward overcrowding.

“The country needs tourism, both economically and psychologically,” he said. “However, we see that cases are increasing, both in neighboring countries and globally,” he said, adding that Greece was “the best possible example” of containing the virus.

From: https://www.ekathimerini.com/254514/art ... rist-spots
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Re: The upcoming Greek summer will be something like this

by Erno » 09 Jul 2020, 15:46

24 tourists with coronavirus found entering Greece - 9 July, 2020

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Greek authorities announced 50 new cases of coronavirus and no fatalities in the past 24 hours Thursday, 33 on Wednesday.

Twenty-four of the 50 cases involved tourists tested upon arrival today, yesterday 21.

Greece’s total number of confirmed coronavirus cases is now 3,672, with 193 dead.

Nine patients remain intubated in intensive care units while 122 have left ICU.

Authorities have conducted a total of 358,725 tests.

From: https://www.ekathimerini.com/254554/art ... new-deaths
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Re: The upcoming Greek summer will be something like this

by bust68@gmail.com » 10 Jul 2020, 07:24

I read somewhere that Greek government is considering restricting again. Is this correct ? Will they act against the tourist on the land border where they see a lot of infections of will they act also for instance for Crete ? We have to travel to Sfakia on sunday and it is all not clear.

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