Infectious disease specialists and the government are considering the possibility of opening primary schools first and then high schools and lyceums.
Speaking this morning at Mega, the rector of EKPA Thanos Dimopoulos, about when the schools will open, he stressed that everything will be judged in the next 15 days and based on the evolution of the pandemic.
He estimated that if the downward trend of cases continues and we do not have an increase in the holidays, we will be able to open schools in early January and gradually relax the measures.. "It is up to us to comply with the measures and to avoid a third wave of pandemics," he concluded.. Dimopoulos.
Yesterday the professor of infectious diseases and a member of the Committee, Nikos Sypsas, speaking to SKAI, «at 7 In January we will be able to open at least the primary schools», as long as we adhere to the measures. "We are shaking the pressure on the health system. If the numbers are better and have a downward trend, "then we will open the schools," he said.
The opening of the schools was asked in the briefing of the political authors (14/12) and Stelios Petsas. "It simply came to our notice then, that we have announced, on the 7th of January. That is our intention and we are moving towards that "answer.
The professor of Pediatrics, Infectious Diseases Specialist and member of the Committee of Experts Vana Papaevangelou, during the information on the course of the pandemic in Greece, said about the opening of schools that it is an immediate priority because the children are far away from their natural space for a long time. He reiterated that the schools were closed because there was a spread between the parents and not because the children transmitted the virus..
Distance learning will stop for the holidays on 23 December.