12 Qatar Airways passengers test positive for coronavirus at Athens Airport

Jun 5 2020, 11:31 am

Greece has temporarily suspended flights to Qatar until June 15 after 12 passengers arriving into Athens from Doha tested positive for COVID-19.

According to a press release from the Greek Civil Protection Authority, all 91 passengers were tested upon landing at Athens International Airport, and a dozen cases came up positive. The positive cases included nine Pakistani nationals, three Greeks, two returning from Australia, and one coming home from Japan.

The 12 COVID-infected passengers will remain in quarantine at a nearby hotel for 14 days, according to the release, and passengers that tested negative will remain in quarantine for a week, as they’re deemed “high-risk contacts,” before being tested again on June 11.

Greece intends to reopen borders and resume all international flights from all countries as of June 15.

Visitors coming from an airport listed by the European Union’s Aviation Safety Agency as high-risk will be subject to a mandatory COVID-19 test upon arrival. People who test positive will have to go through a 14-day quarantine.

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