Greek schools to reopen Jan 10, with more Covid-19 testing


Greek schools will reopen on Monday, as planned, with increased Covid-19 testing, officials confirmed Tuesday. 

The announcement was made during a briefing by Education Minister Niki Kerameus, Health Minister Thanos Plevris and Professor Vana Papaevangelou, a member of the Health Ministry’s committee of experts. 

Pupils will be required to take three self-tests in the first week of school following the winter break. After that, pupils (regardless of their vaccination status) will do a test twice a week. 

In the event that a pupil tests positive for Covid-19, their teachers and classmates will have to undergo testing for the next five days (two rapid and three self-tests). 

“The protocols worked perfectly over the previous four months. In the same way, schools will be opened in a safe way and with increased tests,” said Plevris.