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About 130 samples from Larnaka General Hospital tested for COVID-19
CNA - Cyprus/LARNAKA 24/03/2020 20:53

About 130 samples from doctors, nurses and patients of the Larnaka General Hospital pathology clinic were taken, after an elderly patient tested positive for COVID-19 on Monday evening and was transported to Famagusta General Hospital which operates as a Reference Hospital.

The pathology clinic where the 75 year-old was an in-patient was shut down, while the hospital’s Accident and Emergency Department (A&E) operates partially, not admitting any patients, while all emergencies are directed to the private sector and the A&E in Nicosia General Hospital.

Executive General Manager of Larnaka and Famagusta hospitals Giorgos Karotsakis told CNA that the “elderly patient was admitted suffering from a mild stroke and during his hospitalization he developed coronavirus symptoms.


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