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Coronavirus outbreak in children summer camps in Chania and Halkidiki

Coronavirus outbreak with dozens of infected children in Chania and Halkidiki have set Greek health authorities on alert on Friday. Affected are two children summer camps in Chania, western Crete, and Halkidiki, Central Macedonia.

The camp in Chania was shut down after over 30 children aged  were tested positive for Covid-19.

According to local media zarpanews, tested positive are also two members of the staff working in the camp.

The camp opened on July 1 and hosted 220 children aged 6-16.

Parents were not allowed to visit the children. However, parents used to go to the camp and get in touch with their children through the fence, state broadcaster ERT reported.

As the parents rushed to take their children out of the camp, the facility is to be disinfected and open again on July 15, with mandatory Rapid test for the young holiday makers.

However, not all parents took their children and a team of EODY is due to visit the camp on Saturday morning.

At least 14 children aged 13-17 have been tested positive to Covid-19 in a summer camp in the second leg of Halkidiki also on Friday.

According to local media, the camp hosts children from Halkidiki, Thessaloniki and areas of central Greece.

Authorities reportedly started a tracking process as soon as the tests turned positive and six tents housing 13 people have been evacuated.

Those in charge of the camp point out that they have taken all necessary actions provided by the health protocols and have informed health authorities and the Civil Protection.

According to latest information, health authorities consider the possibility of targeted actions by EODY mobile teams and the Civil Protection in all major summer camps in the country.

Greece experiences a resurgence of the pandemic in the last ten days.

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