Back to school: strict health protocol in Greece and Italy

Greek children and adolescents returned to school on Monday for the traditional Orthodox back-to-school blessing, but they must, if they are not vaccinated, test negative for the coronavirus, at their expense, like all workers at Greece not vaccinated.

In Italy, teachers and students over 18 will also need a health pass to enter class. Teachers who do not have their pass and will be absent for five days in a row without further justification will be penalized. They will be suspended without pay and will be fined up to 1,000 euros. The students will also have to show a white paw. The mask will remain compulsory at school from 6 years old, and if a case of coronavirus is declared, the class will be quarantined for seven days for the vaccinated and ten for the unvaccinated.

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