Greek Capital Medical School President Tests Positive for Coronavirus

March 13, 2020

ATHENS – The president of the Athens Medical School, Prof. Petros Sfikakis, has tested positive for the coronavirus, he told the Athens-Macedonian News Agency on Friday.

“On Wednesday I was not feeling well and had a fever that reached 37C. As a doctor and following the instructions given by specialists all the past days I thought of coronavirus and didn’t go to my job, which is at the Laiko Hospital.”

The next day, Sfikakis said, he had the same symptoms and his test for coronavirus was positive. “I was mildly ill. I followed the instructions of the experts. Today, Friday, I have no symptoms and I intend to stay home for as long as I need so as not to be contagious to others. My goal is to protect those around me. So we stay home,” he underlined.


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