Eight confirmed COVID-19 cases have been found at the Athalassa Psychiatric Hospital, five of which are residents and three staff.
This became known when a prisoner who had been treated at Athalassa for a few days returned to prison. During the procedure for his return he tested positive for COVID-19 something that activated the Ministry’s health protocols.
Residents and staff underwent rapid tests and eight confirmed cases were found.
According to a spokesman, one of the residents was transferred to Eden Rehabilitation Center and the other four have been transferred to a specially isolated area of the Athalassa Hospital.
The tracing procedure continues.