ATHENS – Two suspected cases of the Omicron variant of the novel coronavirus, involving people who had recently travelled to Greece from South Africa, were confirmed to be infections with the new variant on Monday.
The two cases were first mentioned by the health minister on Saturday are not related to the first confirmed case of Omicron in Greece, a Greek who had traveled from South Africa to Chania.
They are two travellers came from South Africa before the ban was imposed. The National Public Health Organisation (EODY) has already taken all the necessary steps to track and trace their contacts.
Greece Registers Spike in Vaccination Appointments
Digital Governance Minister Kyriakos Pierrakakis referred to high mobilisation in the vaccination system, speaking on Monday to SKAI TV.
Pierrakakis said that “557,000 third-dose appointments were booked between Friday (December 3) and Sunday (December 5) and 44,112 appointments for the first dose. I must also add that in terms of citizens aged 60 and over, 55,400 appointments have been booked since the day of the announcement of the additional measures. It was a large number of people that had not been vaccinated and after the announcement (for the obligatory vaccination) have booked their vaccination”.