Greece closes schools, theaters and cinemas in Achaea, Zante and Elis following coronavirus outbreak


Greece’s Health authorities announced preventive emergency measures against the coronavirus for the prefectures of Achaia and Ilia, in Peloponnese, as well as for the island of Zakynthos.

Announced on Wednesday evening, the measures are considered as preventing and are implemented following the latest coronavirus case confirmed in Patras earlier today.

According to National Health Organization spokesman, Sotiris Tsiodras:

Closed are:

  • Schools of all education levels
  • Archaeological sites, theaters, cinemas, sports facilities, museums, and places where many people come together.

The preventive measures are in effect for 48 hours, on March 5. and 6. 2020.

Read More: Coronavirus measures taken for Olympics torch-lighting ceremony in Olympia

It is suggested that a patient from Patras may have infected dozens of people, in his social life and in both hospitals he visited. The man had traveled to Israel and Egypt together with a group of 53 people. His co-passengers, aged 27-70,  were not only from his hometown Amaliadia and others towns in Ilia Prefecture in Peloponnese, but also from Zakynthos.

The patient, a 67-year-old man, is currently in isolation in the designated public hospital in Patras. His condition is considered as “critical.”

Health authorities are still tracing the contacts of the man since he returned to Greece.

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