Athens Nursing Home Locked Down Over COVID-19 Outbreak

ATHENS – With cases of COVID-19 soaring during a second wave resurgence, a nursing home in Greece's capital was locked down after at least 40 people, including staff and patients, were found to be infected.

The facility is in the downtown neighborhood of Agios Panteleimonas and health officials said no one will be allowed in or out except for staff, including suppliers until at least Oct. 9, said Kathimerini.

Those among patients there who contracted the Coronavirus were going to be moved to hospitals for treatment, the elderly and people with underlying or multiple health conditions among the most susceptible to the virus.

The head of the National Organization for Public Health (EODY), Panagiotis Arkoumaneas, confirmed the outbreak to SKAI TV.

Dr. Sotiris Tsiodras, the epidemiologist professor who heads the government's health advisory task force went to the facility and said he was concerned about the rising tide

“Things are not going well in Athens,” Tsiodras said, hours after EODY reported 354 new cases, of which 195 were in the Attica region including Athens.


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