Three Children and a Carer Test Positive for COVID-19 at “Smile of the Child” Home

ATHENS — Three children and a carer at a home for children run by the "Smile of the Child" charity in Moschato, Athens have tested positive for novel coronavirus, the charity announced on Friday. Its president, Kostas Giannopoulos, was also critical of the response from the National Organisation for Public Health (NOPH), saying it was too slow to begin the tracking and tracing of their contacts and to tests the others sharing the same home.

The cases were discovered when a 17-year-old living in the home developed a fever and was placed in quarantine, in line with instructions given during the pandemic. A day later, a member of staff also phoned in sick with a fever.

Tests on the two patients and on another 17 children and staff working at the home were carried out by the NOPH on Wednesday, even though a total of 25 children and 18 people live and work in the same space. Two more children, who were asymptomatic, also tested positive for the virus.

The house is now in quarantine and all spaces within have been disinfected, while further testing will take place on Saturday.


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