Three young people who arrived from the island of Patmos to the port of Pireaus on Sunday were detained by the Greek Coast Guard because they broke the quarantine following a COVID-19 test.
According to media, the group of four 26-year-old Greeks were on vacation on the island and one of them fell ill with fever. A Covid-19 test turned positive. Also the other three members of the group were tested on August 14.
The group had arrive don the island on August 10.
The infected was ordered to isolation and the other three as well until the test results were out..
However, the three changed their return tickets and left Patmos for Piraeus on Sunday morning, the mayor of Patmos said in a statement on August 16.
Test results on Sunday afternoon were positive for two of the young men, the third test was negative, the statement said adding that as soon as the results were out the doctor of the Patmos Health Center informed tha Coast Guard.
Upon their arrival in Piraeus, the two were detained and placed in isolation.
An investigation has been launched to find out whether the two infected knew of the test results. They may face fine of 5,000 euros each.
Another investigation will reportedly decide, whether necessary actions will be taken for the rest of the passengers of Blue Star 1 ferry, who had disembarked normally in Piraeus on Sunday evening.
Authorities are concerned about Greek holidaymakers returning especially from the islands and the Civil Protection alerted citizens on their mobile phones Monday noon.
There is strong recommendation that returning holidaymakers use a mask – even at home for a couple of days.
The number of coronavirus cases has been constant at some 200 people per day since more than a week. Among the youngest ages are two infants tested positive in Thessaloniki on Monday morning. One of them is 27 days old and the second 3.5 months old.
Fatalities rose to 230 after two more Covid-19 patients passed away in he last 12 hours.
More information on coronavirus in Greece here.