First ‘drive-thru’ coronavirus testing station opens in Xanthi

First 'drive-thru' coronavirus testing station opens in Xanthi
*Image Credit: EODY

A drive-through coronavirus testing station has been set up in Xanthi to quickly, safely and conveniently test people for the novel virus.

Patients will drive through the site, wind down their windows and be tested directly out of the car window. The process takes longer than five minutes.

On the first day, more than 70 citizens were tested at the ‘drive-thru’.

According to sources, it will be extended to the rest of Greece.

The President of the National Public Health Organization (EODY) Panagiotis Arkoumaneas, visited the drive-in coronavirus testing station on Wednesday to see and closely coordinate the program.

The latest information from EODY reported that nine new cases of coronavirus were confirmed in Xanthi. One of them concerns an administrative staff member from the Democritus University of Thrace.

The municipality of Xanthi in a statement released on Wednesday thanked all citizens for their great participation and mass response to the sampling, noting that from June 18 all 313 tests carried out, were all found negative.

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