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Greek Schools Hold Minute of Silence for French Teacher Killed by Jihadist

The Greek Ministry of Education asked all schools in the country to observe a minute of silence on Monday in memory of French teacher Samuel Paty, who was beheaded by a radical Islamist in Paris in October. The request was...

Greek Officials Left Red-Faced as Student Face Masks Made Too Big

Greek authorities cancelled a contract with a face-mask maker on Monday after it became abundantly clear that many masks made for primary school children were too big to fit them. According to reports, about one in three face masks, almost...

Greek Schools Open on Monday With Special Measures for Covid-19

Schools throughout Greece opened on Monday -- but under completely different conditions than other years, as the pandemic has necessitated many changes and a long list of protective measures, starting with the use of face masks by all and...

Greece Announces 287 New Coronavirus Cases, Three Deaths; New Measures Imposed

On Friday, Greek health authorities announced that there were 287 new coronavirus cases and three deaths in the country over the last 24 hours. Of the new cases, only 15 were discovered through testing of foreign visitors at Greece's borders,...

Greece to Open Schools on September 14 With Enhanced Coronavirus Measures

Greek Minister of Education Niki Kerameus, along with Greek health officials, announced on Tuesday that schools in the nation will officially open on Monday, September 14th. In her announcement, the Minister gave repeated assurances regarding the safety of schoolchildren, stating...

Greece Offers Free Covid-19 Vaccine, Face Masks to All Students

The Greek government announced on Friday that it will provide, free of charge, the Covid-19 vaccine to all Greek citizens and face masks for all pupils and teaching staff when schools open in September. The Covid-19 vaccine will be free...

Spike in COVID-19 Infections Forces Closure of Schools in Paramythia

Elementary schools have now closed their doors in Paramythia, Epirus after health authorities there recorded an increase in the number of of confirmed coronavirus infections over the weekend. A team from the National Health Organization was sent on Monday to...

Greece's Hotels, Primary Schools, Summer Cinemas Open on Monday

Greece takes another major step towards normalcy as hotels, summer cinemas, swimming pools, schools reopen on Monday. Starting June 1, hotels operating 12 months out of the year (seasonal hotels will start working on June 15), campsites and campgrounds (with...

Greece Almost Back to Normalcy as Retail Shops, High Schools Open

More than 150,000 employees returned to work on Monday, with most retail shops opening, as Greece enters the second phase of the relaxation of measures to contain the coronavirus. A government deputy minister said about 25 percent of all the...

Coronavirus Pandemic: Greece Extends School Closures Until April 27

The Greek government announced on Friday that it will extend the period during which schools and Universities will have to remain closed due to the covid-19 coronavirus pandemic. The closure is now extended until April 27, when schools would close...