Rise in COVID Cases Triggers Higher Turnout for Free Rapid Tests in Southern Athens

ATHENS — The sharp increase in Covid-19 cases reported the previous day has resulted in a much higher turnout by the public for free rapid tests offered by National Public Health Organisation (NPHO) mobile teams in the southern suburbs on Wednesday.

In the coastal suburb of Glyfada, the municipality officially announced an 8.49 pct increase in positive tests, the highest rate since the start of the pandemic, and the entire municipality is on high alert.

Free rapid tests are being carried out daily in Glyfada between 8:00 in the morning and 13:00 in the afternoon, at different locations.


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