Arrivals From Greece into Cardiff told to Isolate over Covid-19 risk

Passengers arriving in the UK from the Greek island of Zante have so far been linked to six Covid-19 clusters.

ARRIVALS at Cardiff Airport in Wales were last night being asked to self-isolate for 14 days after travelling to the island. Zante in Greece has recently been linked to a number of Covid-19 clusters. The decision comes despite there currently being no quarantine restriction on travellers returning to the UK from Greece. However, Scotland announced last night that all passengers returning from Greece must isolate for 14 days. The ruling came into effect at 4.00am this morning and means that Greece is now on Scotland’s quarantine list.

Earlier this week it was discovered that at least 30 teenagers who had returned from Zante to Plymouth were linked to a Covid-19 outbreak. Plymouth City Council said that the people who have tested positive have either shown no signs of Covid-19 or just minor symptoms, such as a sore throat.

At least 11 of the youngsters, mostly aged 18 and 19, tested positive following a trip to the island. Officials were last week urgently tracing the teens and their contacts after they reportedly went out partying in Plymouth on their return from Greece.

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