School and university lockdown extended to May 10 in Greece

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Greece’s Education Ministry said Friday that it will extend the period during which schools and universities will have to remain closed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The ministry extended the closure to May 10 following a recommendation by the expert committee advising the government on its response to COVID-19.

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Asked to comment on speculation that schools will remain closed for the rest of the academic year, Education Minister Niki Kerameus told Skai TV on Friday that no such recommendation has been received by the ministry until now.

Greece closed schools of all levels, universities and other educational institutions on March 6, ten days after the first coronavirus patient tested positive.

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