Over 600 Employees at Greek Poultry Companies Tested for COVID


FILE- A medical staff of the National Health Organization (EODY) conducts a test for the new coronavirus in central Athens, on Monday. Oct. 5, 2020. (Photo by Eurokinissi/ Stelios Missinas)

ATHENS -- Over 600 employees in two of Greece's poultry producers in NW Greece, Pindos and Nitsiakos, were tested for the novel coronavirus on Tuesday by the national health agency's medical teams.

Civil Protection General Secretary Vassilis Papageorgiou visited both companies in the Ioannina region along with medical staff. He said that Monday's spike in new cases in the area raised an alarm at the civil service agency, which then decided to carry out the tests.