Greece: Virus fears push back school opening 1 week

The World: Virus fears push back school opening 1 week in Greece

Last updated on September 11th, 2021 at 08:31 am

Due to the coronavirus outbreak, Greek schools will open a week later than expected, officers said Tuesday.

Schools had been scheduled to open on Sept. 7, however with a latest spike in COVID-19 cases, authorities determined to push this back to Sept. 14, said Education Minister Niki Kerameus.

The prolong is indispensable to permit time for vacationers to return to huge cities to restrict the movement of asymptomatic people, she instructed a press conference.

Face masks will have to be worn through college students and teachers and will be exceeded out for free to both public and private schools, she added.

Health authorities Tuesday introduced 207 new cases of coronavirus, while five deaths were also recorded in the past 24 hours.

Among those, 20 instances had been recorded at the county’s entry points, the National Public Health Organization said.

The total range of infections due to the fact the upward jab of the pandemic now is 10,524, with 271 deaths.

With a rise in its each day cases despite managing to manipulate the unfold of the virus in early months, Greece has now triggered authorities to lengthen measures as numbers proceed to fluctuate.

The Civil Aviation Authority on Tuesday issued new restrictions to contain the virus’ spread.

A ban in flights between Greece and Turkey are extended until Sept. 15, while flights from Catalonia, Spain are quickly suspended.

All passengers coming from Albania, Belgium, Bulgaria, Malta, North Macedonia, Romania, Spain, Sweden, and the United Arab Emirates will be allowed to enter Greece only through imparting a negative COVID-19 test, taken up to seventy two hours earlier than arrival.