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COVID-19 Tests for Greece’s Xanthi Area as Infections Go On

While the COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic is winding down in Greece, the region of Xanthi is showing continuing infections, requiring health authorities to conduct to say they will run hundreds of tests on residents.

Health officials it's part of a targeted plan to eliminate the new infections and keep the virus from resurging again as the New Democracy government is seeking to get the economy going again after a lockdown is being eased back.

The decision followed an unscheduled meeting between Deputy Civil Protection Minister Nikos Hardalias, Health Ministry expert Sotiris Tsiodras and the head of the National Organization for Public Health (EODY) Panagiotis Arkoumaneas and the mayor of the local administrative center of Miki, Ridvan Deli Huseyin, said Kathimerini.

The testing program will run until June 6 and will include the villages of Ehinos, Miki, Pahni, Satres, Sminthi, Kedavros, Kimmeria, selero and Evlalo, and the town of Xanthi.

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