Kindergartens, primary schools reopen

Kindergartens, primary schools and special education schools reopened Monday despite a nationwide lockdown in place until January 18.

Safety protocols include wearing masks indoors and outdoors (masks are optional for kindergarten pupils), making sure there is good ventilation and a staggered hours scheme to reduce congestion as parents drop off and pick up their children.

Greece’s death toll from coronavirus rises to 120 after 101-year-old patient dies

The death of a 101-year-old woman at Sotiria Hospital in Athens took Greece's coronavirus toll to 120 on Tuesday afternoon.
The woman, who had been suffering from underlying health issues when she was hospitalized with Covid-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, had been admitted to hospital from a nursing home in Nea Makri east of the capital.

Officials respond to coronavirus outbreak in nursing home

A disinfecting crew in hazmat suits enters a retirement home at the seaside settlement of Nea Makri, east of Athens, Monday. The center was put under quarantine over the weekend after 12 people - 10 residents and two members of staff - tested positive for the coronavirus. The elderly were taken to Sotiria Hospital in Athens for treatment as they are considered high-risk.

Tests conducted in several retirement homes after infections

Greek health teams conducted numerous tests in several retirement homes around the region of Attica in the past 48 hours after at least 12 residents in a home in Nea Makri, east Attica, tested positive for coronavirus, Deputy Minister of Civil Protection Nikos Hardalias said on Monday's regular briefing.
The infected residents were transferred to Athens' Sotiris Hospital.

Covid-19 tests to be carried out at all Attica retirement homes after outbreak

Greek Health Ministry representative Sotiris Tsiodras and National Health Organization (EODY) president Panagiotis Arkoumaneas on Monday visited a retirement home in Nea Makri, east of Athens, which was quarantined the night before after several residents tested positive for the coronavirus. 

Retirement home in Nea Makri quarantined over Covid-19

A retirement home in Nea Makri, east of Athens, was put under quarantine late on Sunday after residents tested positive for the coronavirus. 

In comments to Skai television on Monday, Deputy Health Minister Vassilis Kotzamanis said that at least 12 people at the home had tested positive for Covid-19.