Kyriakos Mitsotakis has tested positive for coronavirus and is self-isolating in his home, a day after a trip to Istanbul.
“In the daily rapid test that I did today in the office, I tested positive for Covid-19. Consequently I will be se self-isolating in my home and work from there,” the prime minister announced in a video posted to Instagram.
“Triple vaccination provides the best possible protection against serious disease. I’m sure everything will go well and I will be back in the office very soon,” he said, wearing a mask.
Mitsotakis held talks and had lunch Sunday with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and met with Ecumenical Patriarch Vatholomaios.
Main opposition SYRIZA leader Alexis Tsipras wished the prime minister a speedy recovery.
“Get well soon and a rapid recovery to Kyriakos Mitsotakis. With three doses of the vaccine, I hope he gets through it quickly and without symptoms,” he tweeted. [Kathimerini, AP]