Chinese tourists from Wuhan, where the Coronavirus exploded, arrived in Athens through Italy on Sunday afternoon to leave for vacations in Santorini.
There was an alert at the Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport in Athens, after 15 Chinese citizens arrived from the Rome Fiumicino Airport, with seven of them from the city of Wuhan, where the deadly Coronavirus exploded.
According to reports, they left their city four days ago and via Italy they arrived in Athens in the morning, before leaving for Santorini in the afternoon.
More than 50 people have died, all in China, as the Wuhan coronavirus continues to spread throughout Asia and the rest of the world. More than 2,000 cases have been confirmed in mainland China.
More than 40 confirmed cases have been identified in 13 locations outside of mainland China. And almost 60 million people have been affected by Beijing’s attempts to partially or totally block the affected cities.
People can spread the virus before symptoms appear, the Chinese health minister said on Sunday, making it difficult to contain.
Greece’s Health Minister Vassilis Kikilias reiterated on Sunday that all the necessary protective measures to address the coronavirus that appeared in China were taken in Greece, in an interview with Open TV.
“If necessary, the National Public Health Organization is ready to use thermal cameras at Greek airports, as well as portable gun thermometers.
However, he admitted that there is no magic way to prevent the virus from reaching a country, but there are preventive measures and the right information.