The Athens Medical Association in collaboration with health experts and port authorities carried out more than 300 Covid-19 test samples taken from passengers and crew who arrived at Piraeus and Rafina ports on Sunday.
Samples were taken from the nasopharyngeal cavity and analysed with the PCR method.
According to authorities, the test results of the 300 passengers and crew were negative for covid-19.
“The negative results of yesterday’s exams leave a positive imprint, however, constant vigilance is required. We will continue with targeted actions, in order to guard the security of our citizens and of Attica,” said Regional Governor Giorgos Patoulis.
As the bulk of holidaymakers are expected to be returning from the islands until the end of August, the region and the association will be taking samples daily on a volunteer basis of passengers disembarking from ferries at Gate E1 in Piraeus.
Patoulis recommends that individuals returning from their holidays should opt to work from home, wear masks, and avoid contact with people from vulnerable groups, where the risk is increased.
“We will continue to be vigilant for the safety of society as a whole and especially of our most vulnerable fellow citizens. Our goal is for our country to remain safe,” he concluded.