Coronavirus: Greece confirms new case


Greece has confirmed a new case of coronavirus, the Health Ministry said Wednesday, bringing the total number of coronavirus infections in the country to eight.

The latest case of COVID-19 involves a middgle-aged man who is related to a previously confirmed case that remains in an isolation unit in a hospital in Thessaloniki in northern Greece.

It was diagnosed by experts at the Medical School of Aristotle University in Thessaloniki.

So far, all Greek cases have reported mild symptoms.

A spread of the coronavirus outbreak in the eurozone is likely to put the brakes on Greece’s recovering economy and trim its projected growth this year, the country’s fiscal council said Tuesday.