The free rapid test for the coronavirus was started at ten in the morning by EODY ladders for those interested to be examined, on the new beach of Thessaloniki.
The process, which will be completed at eight in the evening, is supervised by the president of EODY Panagiotis Arkoumaneas. The examinations take place in specially equipped mobile units of EODY, which have been set up in front of the statue of Alexander the Great and the "queue" formed by those who come to be tested - observing the distances provided between them - reaches the height of the hotel "Macedonia Pallas ".
According to his statements, Mr. Arkoumaneas, during the day up to fourteen mobile clinics will have been developed on the new beach, in order to make as many tests as possible, and even to cover all those who come.
Those interested give the EODY steps their police ID or AMKA and get a priority number to be examined at mobile clinics. Everyone is informed about the outcome of the tests by phone or by sms within two hours of the test.
In his statements, Mr. Arkoumaneas expressed his concern about the outbreak of the virus in Thessaloniki, noting the increase in the viral load, which has been found by the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki - after inspections carried out in collaboration with EYATH - in urban wastewater. He pointed out that the competent authorities are in constant communication to assess the situation and to make decisions regarding the actions required to stop the pandemic.
The president of EODY will have successive meetings in the coming hours with the mayor of Thessaloniki, K. Zervas and the governor of Central Macedonia, A. Tzitzikosta to discuss the situation and strengthen cooperation to better address the pandemic in the region.