- Associated Press - Friday, July 7, 2017

ATHENS, Greece (AP) - A Greek official says Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has successfully undergone a hernia operation and will leave an Athens hospital Saturday morning,

Deputy Health Minister Pavlos Polakis told reporters after visiting Tsipras on Friday that the prime minister was awake from surgery and doing well.

The prime minister’s office said Friday that the 42-year-old Tsipras was admitted to the Evgenidio hospital in the Greek capital at 3 p.m. local time (1200 GMT) and underwent a “scheduled hernia removal operation.”

His office said the prime minister “wants to thank from the bottom of his heart his doctors and the hospital staff.”

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