Chinanews, January 5, according to the Greek "China Greek Times" report, on the evening of January 4, local time, the Greek National Public Health Organization announced that in the past 24 hours there were 427 new confirmed cases of new coronary pneumonia in Greece, with a total of 140,526 confirmed cases; There were 54 new deaths that day, with a total of 5,011 deaths.
Greek media reported on the 3rd that 6 passengers who had recently arrived in Greece by plane from the UK were diagnosed as infected with the mutant new coronavirus.
They also became the first mutated virus infected in Greece.
On November 7, local time, in Athens, Greece, a woman wearing a mask passed by the Parthenon.
According to reports, the 6 people are 5 Greek citizens and 1 foreign citizen.
They successively took flights from the United Kingdom to Greece on December 21 and 22, 2020, and received rapid tests for the new crown virus at Athens International Airport.
Test results showed that all 6 people were infected with the new coronavirus.
Subsequent laboratory tests found that these six people were infected with the mutant new coronavirus.
Four of them were infected with the mutant virus found in the UK, and the other two were infected with the mutant virus found in Thailand.
They are all asymptomatic infected persons and have all been isolated in hotels.
According to the report, they will be tested for COVID-19 again within 10 days, and the isolation can only be lifted if the test result is negative.
At the same time, all passengers who took the same flight with these 6 people are under epidemiological surveillance.
After the mutated virus appeared in the UK, many countries around the world announced measures to close borders and suspend flights to and from the UK.
However, the flights between Greece and the United Kingdom are still normal, except that immigrants from the United Kingdom are required to be quarantined for 10 days.
Passengers from London, England enter France on the "Eurostar" train.
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In addition, as the United Kingdom and the European Union reached a "Brexit" agreement, the Greek Civil Aviation Authority issued the latest directive on January 2. The United Kingdom has been included in the list of non-EU countries allowed to enter Greece, and the measures will take effect this week.
Regarding the mutated virus infection cases in Greece, Gogos, an infectious disease expert, said that the public need not panic too much.
He said: "Viruses know no borders. With the movement of people, mutant viruses will also be introduced from one country to another. It is not surprising that there are cases of mutated virus infection in Greece. These infected people will not have fundamental epidemiological data. However, because the mutant strain is more contagious, the public needs to maintain a high degree of vigilance and take good protection.” (Cai Ling)