Infection from new coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) – Advice to private physicians

All doctors and healthcare personnel who are likely to come in contact with patients who have developed a respiratory infection, must wear a STANDARD SURGICAL MASK according to NHPO’s advice (www.eody.gov.gr). Doctors and all healthcare personnel must be up to date with the new coronavirus case definition, as provided in NPHO’s website (www.eody.gov.gr).


Handling of suspected case of new coronavirus infection

Advice for handling a suspected case:

  • give the patient a standard surgical mask to wear
  • examine and treat the patient in a separate room
  • all personnel involved in the patient’s management must use standard precautions, contact precautions and droplet precautions
  • personal protective equipment: FFP2 mask, waterproof long sleeve gown, gloves, eye protection (glasses)
  • hand hygiene
  • avoid touching eyes, nose or mouth with potentially contaminated hands
  • report the case immediately to the National Public Health Organization (tel. 210-5212054)