x

Society

Greece Plans Schools Reopenings Jan. 8 if COVID-19 Being Contained

December 22, 2020

ATHENS – With a second lockdown aimed at slowing the spread of COVID-19 due to be lifted on Jan. 7, 2021, schools in Greece will reopen the next day after two months, if there are signs the Coronavirus cases have come down enough.

Education Minister Niki Kerameus, on Mega TV, said that, “We are proceeding based on the suggestions of the experts. We will ask them to indicate their recommendation based on the epidemiological data, a week earlier,.”

That was in reference to a committee of doctors, scientists and infectious diseases experts advising Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakos on the safest path as they monitor cases, deaths and people on ventilators in hospital Intensive Care Units (ICUs.)

Kerameus acknowledged the psychological toll that disruptions to classes, with staggered attempts to teach remotely online, especially the difficulties for seniors in high school who will be taking university entrance exams later.

“Once the schools open, we will assess how far the curriculum has progressed and we will examine whether any adjustment is needed in every aspect of education,” she noted, suggesting alterations to the exams. 

RELATED

THESSALONIKI — A 41-year-old Tunisian man was arrested Monday for alleged disorderly behavior on a commercial flight that prompted the pilot to make an unscheduled landing in the northern Greek city of Thessaloniki, police said.

Top Stories

Columnists

A pregnant woman was driving in the HOV lane near Dallas.

General News

FALMOUTH, MA – The police in Falmouth have identified the victim in an accident involving a car plunging into the ocean on February 20, NBC10 Boston reported.

General News

NEW YORK – Meropi Kyriacou, the new Principal of The Cathedral School in Manhattan, was honored as The National Herald’s Educator of the Year.

Video

Sounds of Cyprus Performed Live in Times Square (Video)

NEW YORK – Talented artists Elena Chris, Peter Douskalis, and Alex Tasopoulos performed a concert of Cypriot music for New Yorkers and tourists in the center of the Big Apple, Times Square.

Enter your email address to subscribe

Provide your email address to subscribe. For e.g. abc@xyz.com

You may unsubscribe at any time using the link in our newsletter.