Kathimerini Greece Newsroom
Greece reported its first coronavirus case on Wednesday in the northern port city of Thessaloniki.
Authorities said the female patient was 38 years old and had recently traveled to northern Italy.
Her family will be quarantined for an estimated 14 days.
An outbreak of the virus in northern Italy worsened on Wednesday, with more than 30 new cases confirmed.
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Coronavirus fears prompt mask shortage in Thessaloniki
As fears grow about the possible spread of coronavirus in Greece, pharmacies in the northern port city of Thessaloniki have been running out of face masks used to prevent its transmission, state-run Athens Macedonia news agency (ANA-MPA) reports.
Speaking to ANA-MPA, the vice president of Thessaloniki Pharmacists Association Anna Sidiropoulou said shortages were the result of “unjustified panic” among the public.
Europe’s biggest outbreak is currently in Italy, with more than 357 infections and 11 deaths.
Within the framework of the plan to deal with a possible outbreak of the new coronavirus in Greece, the government said Tuesday it will issue a legislative act which will include measures to prevent it from appearing and spreading in the country.