A couple that had arrived in Greece form Germany broke the 14-day quarantine ordered by the authorities and had contact with a friendly couple. The effect: a pregnant woman, her husband and their 2-year-old child got contaminated with Covid-19.
The Greek couple, aged 25 and 26, had arrived from Germany via Austria. They did not keep the 14-day quarantine and socialized with another couple in Volos, Central Greece.
The two couples had reportedly visited together also another town, Kalambaka, in central Greece.
The result of their carelessness was that a 30-year-old pregnant woman got infected and so did her 2-year-old daughter and her 30-year-old husband who is a school trainer.
Both, the couple and the infected family have been hospitalized and their health condition is monitored. The woman in pregnant in the sixth month.
45 school children have been placed in home isolation and underwent Covid-19 tests.
The mayor shut down the Football Academy for preventive reasons.
Health authorities trace the contacts of the two couples also in Kalambaka.
The couple from Germany was tested positive after the pregnant woman got symptoms, was admitted to a hospital and was tested positive.
Until June 15, a 14-day quarantine is imposed on those arriving from abroad whether Greek or foreign nationals.
Those violating the quarantine are fined with 5,000 euros.
It looks as if the couple from Germany was not the only travelers who infected locals upon thei rarrival in Greece.
An 86-year-old man and his 30-year-old grandson have been tested positive in Lamia, Central Greece. They arrived from the USA ten days ago. Infected have been reportedly also the man’s wife and daughter. The senior is hospitalized. Authorities are tracing their contacts as the grandson had visited relatives and friends in the town of Atalanti.
According to official data of June 4, a total of 2,952 people have been infected with coronavirus since the outbreak in late February.
Death toll rose to 182 today, Sunday, after two more patients passed away. One was hospitalized in Athens and one in Alexandroupolis, north-eastern Greece.
10,000 euro fine, let that be a lesson to this recklessly irresponsible couple, their friends who got infected, and to anyone else ignoring the quarantine rules.
It should be €5000 per person infected IMO.
It is a big mistake to open the borders of Greece when the rest of the world is seriously infected with Covid-19. The benefits of a small amount of tourism (and it will be no more than 20-25% of last year’s) will be more than offset by the reintroduction of the virus to Greece. Nobody here wants another lockdown: just forget tourism and close the borders until other countries have sorted themselves out to the standard that Greece has achieved.
Bearing in mind our infection and death rate has gone down and we’ve had less deaths than you for the last few days I wouldn’t want to travel anyway. Hope you don’t need to ‘pop’ back to the UK anytime soon cos we won’t let you in!
These people should be fined the FULL amount each person and then be used to warn others that breaking the law is not accepted in GREECE.