Greece on Wednesday ordered the closure of schools and banned public gatherings in three districts in the west of the country from Thursday as a precaution after a person from the region tested positive for coronavirus, authorities said.
The precautionary measures were announced by the Health Ministry after the 9th COVID-19 case in the country was confirmed.
Greece reported its tenth case of coronavirus on Thursday, a person related to an individual who recently travelled to Israel and Egypt, health authorities said.
It is reported that the patient, a 67-year-old man from Patras may have infected dozens of people. The man had traveled to Israel and Egypt together with a group of 53 people. His co-passengers, aged between 27-70 years old, were not only from his hometown Amaliadia and others towns in Ilia Prefecture in Peloponnese, but also from Zakynthos, reported Greek City Times.
hat person had recently returned from a religious pilgrimage to Israel and Egypt. The ban was in effect for 48 hours and subject to review, authorities said.