The first case of the omicron strain has been registered in Greece

Doctors in Greece during the coronavirus crisis / Photo: EPA-EFE / DIMI CHAROUSIS

Greece has registered its first case of the new strain of the coronavirus, omicron, announced today the Minister of Health Thanos Plevris, conveys Kathimerini.

The infection was confirmed by a Greek living in Johannesburg who flew from South Africa to Crete for the holidays, Theoclis Zautis, head of the National Organization for Public Health (EODY), told a joint news conference with Pleuris, outlining new measures to be taken. obliges vaccination for all persons over 60 years of age.

The man, who was fully vaccinated, arrived in Crete on November 26 and underwent a rapid antigen test at the airport, which was negative.

The second test the next day, after developing mild symptoms of covid-19, again tested negative until the third on November 29 confirmed the infection. Health officials confirmed on Thursday morning that it was the omicron variant.

Zautis said the man remained in quarantine and that his contacts were negative.

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