Dendias Tests Negative to COVID, Remains in Quarantine Preventatively

November 11, 2020

ATHENS — Greek Foreign Affairs Minister Nikos Dendias said on Wednesday that a rapid test for coronavirus came out negative, but he will remain preventatively in self-isolation.

Dendias is in preventative quarantine after a person he came in contact with proved positive to the novel coronavirus, cancelling a meeting he had on Wednesday with his Egyptian counterpart Sameh Shoukry. The visiting official is accompanying Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, who is on a two-day official visit to Athens Nov. 11-12.

In a tweet, the minister expressed appreciation for the concern shown for his health in messages of support.

Deputy Foreign Affairs Minister Kostas Fragogiannis is also self-isolating, according to an earlier statement, following contact with an infected person.


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