Two week closure for Greek schools as COVID-19 cases rise to 73



Greece’s Health Ministry spokesperson and infectious diseases expert Professor Sotiris Tsiodras, said on Sunday that the number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Greece has risen to 73.

According to the Health Ministry, six out of the seven new incidents are from the group of tourists that had visited the Holy Lands in Israel and people that came into contact with them in Greece.

The government stressed that it focuses on the vulnerable groups and has taken additional measures:

  • The operation of Open Care Centres for the Elderly (KAPI)  will be suspended for 4 weeks
  • No conferences will be held in the Greek territory
  • School excursions in the country will stop for 2 weeks while all sport events will be held behind closed doors for 2 weeks
  • Schools with confirmed cases will remain closed