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Female refugee tests positive for coronavirus after giving birth in Athens

coronavirus

coronavirus

Greece’s Migration Ministry on Tuesday said a woman living in the refugee camp in Ritsona, on the island of Euboea, had tested positive for coronavirus after giving birth at an Athens hospital.

Her baby and its father were also tested for the virus, which came back negative.

“The public health organisation is already tracking the contacts of this case in recent days, and taking all necessary measures to protect (camp) residents and staff,” the Migration Ministry said.

Ten medical staff at the hospital have been quarantined and three other people in the same room as the woman are being tested, a hospital source said.

According to the ministry, nobody else at the camp has tested positive.

Isolation areas at the camp have already been established for coronavirus patients should the need arise.