First instance of coronavirus reported in Greece

Wednesday, 26 February 2020 13:30
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The first case of a novel coronavirus (Covid-19) in Greece was reported on Wednesday, with the patient identified as a 38-year-old woman from Thessaloniki who had recently visited the north of Italy.

According to a health ministry announcement, the woman is being treated at a public hospital in Thessaloniki.

Her case was described as "mild", and previously asymptomatic. Additionally, people in her immediate family and close friends were voluntarily placed in a quarantine.

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