Greece bans flights from Qatar due to a COVID-19 outbreak

Greece banned flights with Qatar until June 15, after 12 coronavirus tests were positive on the day before 12 passengers arriving on a flight from Doha.

On a Qatar Airlines flight from Doha to Eleftherios Venizelos International Athens Airport, a routine check was conducted of all 91 passengers for the presence of the COVID-19 virus, 12 of them had positive results.

According to the Secretary-General, nine “positive” passengers are Pakistani citizens with a residence permit in Greece, two Greek citizens from Australia, and one Japanese citizen, a member of the Greek-Japanese family.

According to the current protocol for people entering the country, all passengers after checking are transferred to a quarantined hotel, where the “positive” will remain for 14 days, and the rest for seven days as having high and low-risk contacts. For them, the test will be repeated after seven days.

“We also inform that after these epidemiological data, flights to and from Qatar will be suspended until June 15, 2020,” the report said.

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