A young woman from Northern Greece refused to let Covid-19 ruin her summer vacation plans. The 24 year old received positive Covid-19 test results on Thursday while on a train ride from Thessaloniki to Athens. Authorities ordered her to report to the Attikon University Hospital upon her arrival in the city.
Instead, she ignored the orders of authorities, spending the night in Greece’s capital before heading to Piraeus and boarding a ferry toward Santorini the next morning.
When authorities learned about her travel plans, they alerted the Greek Coast Guard, who prevented her from disembarking onto the Cycladic island.
She returned to Piraeus on the same boat in an isolated cabin. Once back on the mainland, the young woman was transported to the hospital in an ambulance accompanied by a special team.
This incident has produced shock around the country, as 259 new cases of the virus were reported on Thursday, along with 6 new deaths. On Wednesday, a record 293 cases were recorded.
These increased numbers follow a trend of rising cases in the country, which now has a total of 9,351 confirmed incidences of Covid-19. While a portion of these cases have been identified at points of entry, many come from within the country and are of unknown origin.