All trips to Italy planned by Greek educational bodies are to be postponed due to the spread of coronavirus, according to orders issued by Education Minister Niki Kerameus on Monday.
According to education ministry sources, 10 schools currently have pupils in Italy on school trips and are awaiting a health ministry briefing within the day on what is to happen next.
Pupils on school trips to Italy to return to Greece
The pupils of four schools in Central Macedonia that had gone on school trips to Italy are going to return to Greece following the spread of coronavirus in the neighbouring country.
"The children are well and there is no problem. We are implementing, in cooperation with the ministries of Health and Education, all the precautionary measures and directives. The children will return in the following days to their homes," stated Central Macedonia's regional director for Education Alexandros Koptsis to the Athens-Macedonian News Agency on Monday.