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Greece Shuts down All Schools for Two Weeks as Preventative Coronavirus Measure

March 10, 2020
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ATHENS – All schools will shut down for 14 days to prevent the spread of coronavirus infection, Health Minister Vassilis Kikilias announced on Tuesday.

Following a briefing meeting on the epidemic, Kikilias said the measure applies to all levels of study, from kindergarten to tertiary education.

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The National Herald’s Happenings of the Week (Jan 8 – Jan 15) as have been reported at the print and digital editions of TNH and presented by the TNH Editor Eraklis Diamataris.