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Brit Tourist Must Quarantine For Two Weeks In Greece After Testing Positive For Covid-19

Brit Tourist Must Quarantine For Two Weeks In Greece After Testing Positive For Covid-19

A British tourist has tested positive for coronavirus in Greece and is now undergoing a 14 day quarantine.

The holidaymaker was tested after arriving in Corfu on 3 August, under the country's random covid-19 screening.

According to the Foreign Office the results from those tests are normally expected to be returned within 24 hours, but in this case four days passed before the positive result was revealed, the Mirror reports.

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The holidaymaker, who had been staying at the luxury TUI Blue Atlantica Grand Mediterraneo Resort, has now been removed from their hotel and taken to an 'isolation hotel' where they must remain for 14 days.

TUI says the Brit was showing no symptoms - however, the delay between getting tested and being given the result means that they could have unknowingly passed the virus on to anyone they came into contact with.

The hotel told the Mirror that it had carried out 'extensive cleaning procedures', while TUI said it had got in touch with the 140 other guests at the hotel as well as everyone set to arrive there.

Passengers on the same plane have also been contacted.

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A spokesperson from TUI told the Mirror: "We can confirm that a guest staying at the TUI Blue Atlantica Grand Mediterraneo Resort in Corfu has tested positive for covid-19.

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"Greek authorities are conducting randomised testing on arrival at their airports, which is how the case was identified.

"We are in regular contact with the customer who is showing no symptoms and continues to stay in a designated quarantine hotel.

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"As soon as our team in Corfu became aware of this case, the customer remained isolated in their room until they were able to be moved to the specialist isolation unit.

"All relevant customers who may have come into contact with the guest, as well as all new guests due to arrive at the hotel, have been notified.

"No guests or employees have reported any illness.

"The hotel has carried out extensive cleaning procedures in line with government advice and guests can continue to enjoy their holidays while maintaining the hygiene precautions we have in place."

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The spokesperson went on to say that the safety and well-being of guest was TUI's 'highest priority'.

They added that it will continue to 'monitor the situation closely and remain in contact' with guests.

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Topics: World News, UK News, Coronavirus

Claire Reid

Claire is a journalist at LADbible who, after dossing around for a few years, went to Liverpool John Moores University. She graduated with a degree in Journalism and a whole load of debt. When not writing words in exchange for money she is usually at home watching serial killer documentaries surrounded by cats. You can contact Claire at [email protected]