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Greek FM Dendias in Quarantine; Albanian Archbishop Hospitalized with Covid in Athens

Greek Minister of Foreign Affairs Nikos Dendias. Credit: Greek Government

According to an announcement by Greece’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Wednesday, Nikos Dendias, the Greek Minister of Foreign Affairs, is now under quarantine after coming into contact with someone who had a confirmed case of Covid-19.
Dendias had met with Greece’s Ambassador to Turkey, Michail-Christos Diamessis on Tuesday and Diamessis was later diagnosed with the virus.
Dendias was set to meet with Egypt’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Sameh Shoukry, on Wednesday, but the meeting was cancelled due to Dendias’ exposure to the virus.
Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis and President Katerina Sakellaropoulou met with Egyptian President Abdeh Fattah al-Sisi in Athens on Wednesday, but Dendias did not participate in those meetings.
The Archbishop of Albania Anastasios. Credit: AMNA

After testing positive for the virus, Anastasios, the Archbishop of Albania, was transported  to Greece on Wednesday to be treated in Evangelismos Hospital in Athens.
Although Archbishop Anastasios showed mild symptoms of the virus upon diagnosis, medical professionals in Tirana, Albania, considered his situation particularly precarious considering his age and health issues and requested he be moved to Athens.
Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis approved of the use of a Greek C-130 military aircraft to bring the Archbishop to Athens from Tirana.

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