Athos: over 20 coronavirus cases in monks

Experts sound the alarm: more than 20 cases of coronavirus in monks have been detected on Mount Athos. Some are reportedly being treated in hospitals in Thessaloniki and one is intubated.

On Mount Athos, 120 monks and lay people were vaccinated with the first dose, and according to Vimaorthodoxias.gr, another 120 doses of the vaccine will be administered on Friday. About 500 people applied for vaccination. Recall that the first case of coronavirus infection on Mount Athos was recorded almost a year ago – 03/28/2021.

One of the monks was hospitalized in AHEPA Hospital (Thessaloniki). Other monks of the same monastery, who were quarantined in their cells, as it turned out during testing, also had symptoms of coronavirus. The monk was infected abroad when he was visiting Great Britain with a delegation of representatives of Mount Athos. it first recorded case on Mount Athos, after which its doors were closed to pilgrims.

One of the monks was hospitalized in AHEPA Hospital (Thessaloniki). Other monks of the same monastery, who were quarantined in cells, as it turned out during testing, also had symptoms of coronavirus. The monk was infected abroad when he was visiting Great Britain with a delegation of representatives of Mount Athos. it first recorded case on Mount Athos, after which its doors were closed to pilgrims.





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