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Coronavirus: testing begins in Achna after football team infected

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The health ministry on Friday announced coronavirus tests for the residents of Achna community and people working and residing at care homes.

According to the ministry, following a cabinet decision, a series of testing programmes will be carried out.

Five hundred Achna residents will be tested in cooperation with the president of the community council, the ministry said. The testing follows the recent detection of a number of coronavirus cases among players and staff members within the football club of Ethnikos Achnas.

A mobile unit will also be carrying out 1,777 tests on people working and residing at old people’s homes and other care homes.

The testing started on Friday.

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