Intensive inspections for the coronavirus continue for those arriving to Greece from abroad. Although there is a very small number of flights arriving to the country, all passengers have to pass diagnostic tests and be placed under a 14-day quarantine.

The Secretary General of Civil Protection, Vassilis Papageorgiou, explains that so far more than 5,000 flight passengers have been checked and the percentage of those who tested positive is less than 2%.

At the same time, operations at the Civil Protection Center are in full swing, as it is the authority that sends instructions to the mechanism responsible for crisis management.

“The issue of tracking is very important. I think it is one of the factors that made the difference in our country. Because we immediately implemented a process whereby for each case we can immediately have the person’s high and low risk contacts. This is how we managed to seal the virus’s dispersal cycles”, underlines the Deputy Minister of Civil Protection, Nikos Hardalias in an interview with Euronews.

According to the Euronews report, in the last 40 days or more, more than 36,000 people have crossed the Greek border and have been quarantined for 14 days. Of these, 547 cases were identified and were isolated.