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Six Students Test Positive for COVID-19 at Greek School

October 19, 2020

SERRES, Greece — Six students at the School of Physical Education and Sports Science (TEFAA), a department of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in Serres, have been diagnosed with novel coronavirus, the university announced on Monday. The Rector's Office, in a statement, released details about the cases in Serres and the measures taken, refuting reports referring to cases among students in Thessaloniki after events that took place on Saturday on campus.

"The Aristotle University of Thessaloniki has a comprehensive picture of what is happening on its premises and will continue to responsibly inform the citizens about things that concern it. The distortion of events, if it serves any purpose, that most certainly is not providing information and the protection of public health," it said.

According to the health protocols developed by the Covid-19 committee of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, the following steps have been decided, on which the students in Serres have already been informed:

– Suspension of all classes until further notice. Lessons will be held via video conference.

– a 14-day quarantine for all students and the teachers.

– a 14-day quarantine of all contacts of confirmed cases. "Contacts" are defined as the persons with whom the confirmed cases came into contact up to 48 hours before the positive test was performed.

– Disinfection of gyms and laboratories where classes were held.

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