Important Coronavirus Update - Schools Close Nationwide

  • by XpatAthens
  • Saturday, 21 March 2020
Important Coronavirus Update - Schools Close Nationwide

School Closures in Greece - Updated on March 21, 2020

On March 10th, 2020, the Greek Ministry of Health announced the closure of all schools and universities as part of the preventative measures taken to contain the spread of the coronavirus in Greece. The measure applies to private and public schools, kindergartens, preschools, universities, and cram schools, and it aims to reduce the spreading of the virus.

The Greek Ministry of Education announced the extension of the closure of all educational institutions until April 10 as a measure to counteract the coronavirus pandemic. Niki Kerameos, the Minister of Education, has not ruled out an extension to the school and academic year so that students do not lose their year or semester.

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