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ELAS says prisoner didn’t die of coronavirus

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The death of a 36-year-old inmate at Malandrino Prison in central Greece on Monday was the result of inflammation of the lungs and was not linked to the coronavirus, according to a statement issued by the Hellenic Police (ELAS) on Thursday.

The 36-year-old, whom police described as a foreign national without elaborating, had reported having a toothache last Friday and was given antibiotics.

A diagnostic test for coronavirus showed that he was not infected, the ELAS statement said.