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Greece Announces Fourth Coronavirus Case, Second in Athens

Greek health authorities announced on Friday that a 36-year-old woman is the fourth victim of coronavirus in the country.

The woman who has recently traveled to Italy is receiving treatment at the Attikon Hospital in Athens.

Doctors say that the symptoms are mild.

Greece had officially recorded three cases of coronavirus by Thursday, one in Athens and two in Thessaloniki, forcing authorities to cancel all festive activities relating to Carnival, or Apokries.

A young woman is currently hospitalized in an Athens hospital and two patients, a mother and a child, are at Thessaloniki’s AHEPA health facility. All are said to be suffering from mild coronavirus symptoms.

The two Athens patients and the 38-year-old Thessaloniki woman have recently visited northern Italy, where by late Thursday 17 people have died.

As Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis appealed for calm on Thursday, noting that “our biggest adversary in such cases is panic,” Health Minister Vassilis Kikilias said all Carnival festivities would be cancelled to avert the spread of the virus, in line with the response in other European countries affected by the virus.

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