On Monday morning, September 13, students returned to their desks with self-tests, masks, and distance. Government spokesman Yannis Oikonomou spoke about the self-tests carried out and how many of them were positive.
Yannis Oikonomu, speaking on ANT1 TV channel, noted that 800,000 self tests were performed, and approximately 1,500 children tested positive for coronavirus. The government is doing everything in its power to focus on vaccinations to keep schools from closing, he said.
Yannis Oikonomou also spoke about the government’s motivational action – the free provision of 50 GB of Internet on mobile phones for children who are vaccinated against coronavirus. The official explained that in order to get “motivation”, the parent who owns (who is registered with) the phone will provide a certificate of the child’s vaccination on the gov.gr.
Yannis Oikonomu also touched upon the problem of minors entering school canteens (internal premises of a general education institution). It will be carried out after a self-test for children 5-11 years old and a 48-hour rapid test for children 12-17 years old.