Theoharis: Tourism not to blame for rise in coronavirus cases

Neither tourism nor tourist arrivals are to blame for the rise in novel coronavirus cases in Greece, Tourism Minister Haris Theoharis said on Wednesday at a hybrid digital and physical event organised by the Hellenic Chamber of Hotels and the tourism ministry on “The next day for Greek hotels, using the financing means”.

Theoharis said that, based on statistics from checks carried out at the country’s borders, the opening for tourism was careful and well planned and did not cause damage.

He noted that just 74 positive cases were detected in 100,000 random samples taken at the borders, with the rate of positivity at just 0.07 pct. The rate of positivity at the land borders was 0.01 pct while that in airports was 0.09 pct, he reported.