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Greece’s Supreme Court prosecutor targets mask-deniers with arrest, imprisonment

The Supreme Court prosecutor in Greece has decided to take action against mask-deniers and issued a circular on Tuesday seeking the immediate arrest of  people who refuse to wear a face mask in violation of public health safety rules or encourage other people to do so. Chief prosecutor Vassilis Pliotas …

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Six schools in Greece closed due to coronavirus cases

Authorities in Greece decided to close six schools due to coronavirus cases among teaching personnel and students. The closure comes on the third day of the new school year. The schools include a High School in Kaisariani suburb of Athens, a primary school in Alexandria, Imathia, western Macedonia, a primary …

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No student without a face mask in Greece’s schools, says ministerial decision

Students who do not wear a face mask will not be allowed to enter their classroom, according to information on the joint ministerial decision (JMD) that is currently being drafted by the government’s general secretariat. The JMD fleshes out all the details about the new measures to prevent the spread …

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Schools, pre-schools in Greece open on Sept 14, says Education Minister

Education Minister Niki Kerameos announced on Tuesday that schools and pre-schools will open on September 14, 2020,. and not on Sept 7th as it was originally planned. Kerameos justified the belated opening saying that a lot of families were still on summer holidays and the late school opening will give …

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2 masks, 1 flask: Greece’s half-measures for students’ protection

One thing is certain from the Education Minister’s announcements about the opening of schools: the complete lack of serious government planning to protect the health of students and teachers. Wish list and half-measures The previous certainty that the schools will open on September 7 has been replaced by the wiser …

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Schools opening to be decided on Sept 1, says Education Minister

Teachers will return to schools on September 1, while classes are so far scheduled to begin on September 7, Education & Religion Minister Niki Kerameos said on Monday. She added however that the final decision on restarting classes will be announced on September 1, after families have returned from holidays …

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Greek Education Ministry: Use of masks also in kindergarten

Students at all levels of education but also young children as those attending kindergarten will have to wear face masks when the schools in Greece open on September 7. The Ministry of Education has reportedly accepted the suggestions made by the experts of the infectious disease committee. Minister of Education …

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Schools in Greece to open on Sept 7

Schools in Greece will open on September 7, 2020, government spokesman Stelios Petsas announced on Monday. Speaking to Open TV, he said “we will have to face again the same main challenges.” He underlined that personal health measures and the safety distances must be observed, however, he did not elaborate …

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Greece 3. phase of lockdown easing: Travel, stores, sports on May 18

Greece is proceeding with the third phase of easing the lockdown measures imposed since March due to the coronavirus pandemic. Greeks will be allowed to travel outside the prefecture of the residence on the mainland as well as to the the islands of Crete and Evia only. Students older than …

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Greece reopens schools for older students, primary & kindergartens closed

Greece’s Education Minister Niki Kerameos presented on Wednesday the plan of reopening of schools amid the pandemic. The re-opening will be gradual for Lyceum and high school students on May 11 and 18, while elementary schools and pre-schools (kindergartens) may not open at all for the rest of the school …

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High-school students & teachers hold first protest amid pandemic lockdown

High-school students along with parents and teachers rallied against the new Education law in the first protest amid the coronavirus pandemic. Wearing masks and gloves, they marched through downtown Athens and stood outside the Parliament where they raised banners demanding the withdrawal of the legislation but also immediate measures for …

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Greece extends schools and universities closure until May 10

Greece extends the closure of all educational institutions, such schools, universities and colleges, until May 10, 2020, Education Minister Niki Kerameos announced on Friday. This extension is for precautionary reasons, in line with the recommendations of the National Commission for the Protection of Public Health against COVID-19. A joint ministerial …

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“Special purpose leave” for parents when schools closed due to coronavirus

Government spokesman Stelios Petsas announced a government measure introduced for the time schools are closed due to coronavirus: special-purpose leave for parents. The special-purpose leave from work is for working parents with children up to 15 years old. However, not both parents can claim the leave at the same time. …

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