Greece Has Eleven New Coronavirus Cases, Totalling 84 to Date

March 10, 2020

ATHENS – Greece has eleven new coronavirus infections, Health Minister Vassilis Kikilias and infectious diseases professor Sotiris Tsiodras said following a government meeting on Monday, raising the number of cases to 84.

Of the current 84 cases, 81 are Greek nationals and the rest foreign visitors, they said. Of the total, 56 are part of the group that was infected during a trip to the Holy Land: 47 went on the tour and 9 were people they came in contact with.

Of the total 84, 57 are under home restrictions and 27 are hospitalized. One of the 27 has a serious case of pneumonia and is at the hospital of Rio.

Professor Tsiodras said more cases were expected in the following weeks, including people not related to known cases. Of the total 84, 4 fall under that category, he said, meaning that the source of their infection is unknown.

Kikilias said it was everyone’s duty to protect vulnerable groups and to follow directions issued by the government and local authorities. Members of vulnerable groups should restrict their movements and stay home, he said. The next two months are critical, the minister stressed, and called on people to act responsibly.

Speaking about vulnerable groups, government consultant prof. Tsiodras said that the vulnerable group included people over 70 years old with chronic cardiopulmonary issues, people with diabetes, and people with chronic immunosuppresant cases. He also reiterated that gatherings of over 50 people, such as municipal council meetings, should take particular care to observe hygiene measures.

In addition, all gatherings of over 1,000 people and the Athens half-marathon were cancelled.


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