Stoa of Attalos Museum Shut for 14 Days after Coronavirus Case

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Visitors stand inside Stoa of Attalos, at ancient agora, in Athens, on Wednesday, May 20, 2020. Greece has entered the third phase of easing lockdown restrictions by reopening ancient sites Monday, along with high schools, shopping malls, and mainland travel.(AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)

ATHENS -- The Stoa of Attalos museum will shut down for 14 days after a coronavirus incidence among staff, but the outdoor areas of the ancient site of the Athenian Agora will remain open, the Ministry of Culture & Sports said, as of Monday.

A female staff member, part of the cleaning crew in the Athenian Agora, the Roman Agora and Hadrian's Library, notified the Ephorate of Antiquities in Athens that tests at a public hospital found she was infected with the novel coronavirus. She had worked through August 4 (Tuesday), while her supervisors said she was particularly assiduous in keeping all safety and health measures.

Disinfection of the museum, guard rooms, rest rooms and other areas will take place on Tuesday, while all staff will be checked by National Public Health Organization staff who will also provide directions.