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President visits labour minister in Athens hospital

Minister Zeta Emilianidou

President Nicos Anastasiades visited Labour Minister Zeta Emilianidou on Thursday at the Ygeia hospital in Athens as she remains in an induced coma after she suffered a brain aneurism last week.

Following the visit, Anastasiades said Emilianidou’s conditions remain stable but critical.

“I had a chance to speak to the doctors about the labour minister’s conditions and they explained to me that it is a difficult case,” the president said.

He was accompanied in Athens by the deputy minister to the President Kyriakos Koushos.

“The doctors are using everything at their disposal to achieve the best possible results.

“I am praying for the labour minister to make a full recovery soon,” he concluded.

After Emilianidou’s hospitalisation on May 15, there was an outpouring of warm wishes across the political scene and wider society, praising the 67-year-old for her hard work and dedication as labour minister – a post she has held since April 2013.

It was announced last week that transport minister Yiannis Karousos will perform the portfolio’s duties during her absence.

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