Clinic with 37 Covid-19 cases to be probed

An Athens prosecutor launched an investigation on Thursday into whether criminal charges should be brought against the management of a private clinic in Peristeri, western Athens, after 37 people - 20 patients and 17 health professionals - tested positive for Covid-19, with three subsequently dying.

According to Health Ministry spokesman Sotiris Tsiodras, the 20 patients have been transferred to Athens hospitals for treatment while the 17 employees, who had not displayed any symptoms of the virus up until Friday, have been instructed to stay in home quarantine for 14 days. 

A total of 121 people that the positive cases came into contact with have also been told to remain in home quarantine, as have 39 doctors who work with the clinic, Deputy Civil Protection Minister Nikos Hardalias said. 

Meanwhile a prosecutor's probe is seeking to determine whether health...

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