The elderly from a retirement home in Agios Panteleimonas where 40 coronavirus cases were identified, were transferred to covid-19 reference hospitals.

The chairman of the Ministry of Health’s Experts Committee and infectious disease specialist Sotiris Tsiodras and the Deputy Minister of Civil Protection Nikos Hardalias, visited the facility.

“Such outbreaks at retirement homes are usually triggered by staff’, pointed out Sotiris Tsiodras, and sounded the alarm regarding the capital, saying that “things are not going well in Athens”. The National Public Health Organization in Greece (EODY) announced on Wednesday 354 new coronavirus infections and 3 more deaths. The total number of cases in Greece is now 18,475.