The Ministry of Health issued an order for all schools, kindergartens and universities to be closed for the coming week, due to the cold weather and the ongoing flu situation.
This is the second order issued within just a few days by the Minister of Health that suspended teaching, with school closures continuing to the 14th.
If there is no other order, education institutions will open again on January 16th, later than in previous years, as a preventative measure since flu viruses are easily spread in collective environments, thus increasing the number of people affected by the flu.
Meanwhile, the government has declared that of public administration employees who have school aged children; one parent will also be off from January 9th through the 14th, in order to take care of their children.
The Prime Minister also calls on private employers to find any possibility to give employees with minor children these days off.