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Greece: Kindergartens, Primary Schools to Open on January 11

ATHENS — The Health Ministry's committee of coronavirus experts has proposed the reopening of kindergartens and primary schools on Monday January 11, after a meeting with the Ministry of Education on Monday evening.

The committee will assess epidemiological data again next week, to then propose a date for the reopening of grades 7-12.

Greece on Monday started to vaccinate retirement home residents and workers, with authorities saying that drive would be completed by Jan. 20. Separately, health workers have already started to be vaccinated.

Nearly 10,000 people have received the jab since Dec. 27, more than half of them on Monday, while the target for the end of January is 220,000.

Meanwhile, daily new confirmed infections remained within three digits — 427 on Monday — a considerable improvement from a high of more than 3,500 in November. Health officials reported 54 new deaths, compared with a daily record of 120 in November.

The overall death toll in the country of nearly 11 million is about 5,000.

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