The first confirmed coronavirus case of a foreign tourist vising the island of Crete has been identified on Saturday. It needed the help of local police to locate the patient. Health authorities are on alert.
The identification of the first positive coronavirus case has been detected on Crete, just a few days after regional airports re-opened on July 1, 2020.
The case refers to a woman form Romania who is on vacation together with her husband.
Health authorities and the Civil Protection went on alert in order to locate the woman and notify her on the test results, reports local media neakriti.
It needed the help of local police to locate the woman who is in one of the hotels in the Hersonissos Municipality.
According to the Greek Civil Protection authority, 825 tests are carried out daily on passengers who arrive at the Nikos Kazantzakis airport of Heraklio.
Travellers tested positive are placed in 14-day isolation in quarantine hotels, if the do not need medical help. In other cases are transferred to public hospitals.
A couple of Greek-Americans, aged 74 and 62, remain hospitalized in the Covid-19 Ward of the public hospital in Heraklio. The couple visited the island of Karpathos, when the husband fell ill.
Tracking his contacts, authorities detected two more infections in addition to the patient’s wife, Mega TV reported on Friday.
Meanwhile in Attica, the first infection has been confirmed in popular seaside resort Rafina in the south-east of Athens. The middle-aged patient is a local resident who first visited the Health Center.The patient has been transferred to a designated hospital in Athens, the Center has been disinfected.
The Mayor of Rafina made an announcement on Saturday morning urging locals and visitors to comply with coronavirus protection measures and to limit their social contacts in the next days, until health authorities have tracked the patients’ contacts.
Rafina is a very popular resort attacking many visitors over the weekends in summer.
Meanwhile the 190 Swedish tourists who arrived on the island of Rhodes with a special TUI charter on Thursday, count the hours until their 48-hour self-isolation ends. State-broadcaster ERT TV reported Saturday noon that some of them are in a special -probably quarantine – hotel, whole others are in the hotels they have booked.
According to latest ERT TV, all COVID-19 tests conducted on international flight passengers on Rhodes and Kos on July 1 are “negative.” 500 tests were carried out among a total of 1,600 passengers in Rhodes, and 300 tests in Kos.
Tests are carried out based on information international passengers have filled up in the “Passengers Location Form.“