Archbishop Anastasios of Albania tests positive for coronavirus


Archbishop Anastasios of Albania has tested positive for the novel coronavirus, it emerged on Wednesday.

According to reports, the 91-year-old cleric only has mild symptoms.

Doctors opined that he be admitted to hospital due to his advanced age and some chronic health issues.

A Hellenic Air Force C-130 aircraft was due in Tirana to transfer Anastasios to a clinic in Athens.

Also on Wednesday, Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias went into self-isolation after coming into contact with a person who tested positive for the coronavirus, the Greek Foreign Ministry confirmed in a statement.

His scheduled meeting with his visiting Egyptian counterpart Sameh Shoukry was called off.