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Greece Confirms First Case of Coronavirus in Thessaloniki

Greek authorities on Wednesday have confirmed the first case of coronavirus in the country.

A spokesman for the Greek health ministry said that the patient, a 38-year-old woman who had recently travelled to northern Italy, was in a Thessaloniki hospital and in good condition.

According to the head of the Infectious Diseases Department of Health Ministry Sotiris Tsiodras, the woman is being treated at AHEPA Hospital in Thessaloniki, receiving antiviral treatment, she is in good health and is being monitored by a team of specialist doctors.

People who have been in contact with the woman in recent days have been asked to remain in self-imposed quarantine.

Tsiodras stressed to the coronavirus that it is still a mild disease and stressed the need to comply with hygiene rules.

Infectious disease experts had warned that the possibility of an outbreak in the country had increased, due to its geographical proximity and many commercial ties to Italy.

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