Greek schools reopen despite 3rd Covid wave fears

Athens, Feb 1 (efe-epa).- Greece reopened secondary schools on Monday as fears of a third wave forced the government to tighten restrictions.

The full or partial opening of high schools was announced ten days ago, after almost three months of closure.

Authorities in Thessaloniki detected the first confirmed case of the South African variant of coronavirus on Sunday. Expert fears were already running high following the confirmation of 173 examples of the virulent United Kingdom mutation.

Greece’s Minister of Health, Vasilis Kikilias, convened an urgent videoconference on Monday to establish a contingency plan to face off possible third wave of infections. Since the beginning of the pandemic, Greece has recorded 156,957 Covid-19 cases and 5,796 deaths. EFE


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