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Six Kidney Patients in Athens Clinic Infected With COVID-19

April 24, 2020

ATHENS – With Greece holding down the number of cases and deaths from COVID-19, six kidney patients in a private clinic in in the western Athens neighborhood of Peristeri tested positive for the Coronavirus.

They were to be taken to the capital’s NIMTS hospital for treatment, according to media reports which also said a prosecutor will investigate how it happened and if there were any lapses in health protocols for those on dialysis or among the staff.

Dr. Sotiris Tsiodras, the University of Athens professor and infectious diseases expert who is the government’s spokesman on the COVID-19 response, went to the clinic to also evaluate what happened. It wasn’t said if the facility would stay open.

The prosecutor will decide whether to bring criminal charges against the management of the Taxiarchai clinic after at least 29 people – 18 patients and 11 employees – tested positive for the virus, said Kathimerini in a report.

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