Greece’s National Public Health Organization (NPHO) on Tuesday said it remains vigilant for potential outbreaks of the new strain of coronavirus (2019-nCoV) among travelers to and from Greece and China.
The virus, which has already infected more than 200 people in China just since December, is similar to the SARS virus, which spread across the world several years ago.
The organizers reassured the public that “NPHO’s scientific staff is keeping a close eye on developments, working with international organizations on the potential need for protective measures,” following a meeting on Tuesday. Scientists had gathered at the NPHO to discuss the latest developments and to study the epidemiological data of China’s coronavirus outbreak.
The meeting reviewed international data on the disease and made a risk assessment for Greece, which is considered low, according to the guidelines of the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC).