Monk from Mount Athos infected with coronavirus

A monk from Mount Athos infected with the coronavirus is hospitalised at the “AHEPA” University General Hospital of Thessaloniki, Orthodox Times reports.

The monk has been living to a large monastery of Mount Athos and had reportedly travelled to England along with a delegation of the monastery. Other monks in the same monastery have the same symptoms and, therefore, they remain in quarantine in their cells. It is the first recorded case on Mount Athos that closed its gates to pilgrims a week ago due to the coronavirus.

An Italian pilgrim had also suspicious symptoms while he was at the Hilandar Monastery a few days ago. He was also transferred to the same hospital, where he was found to have common flu.

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