Greece welcomes young students back to school; courts reopen

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Primary schools and junior highs have reopened for in-person classes in Greece for the first time in months as the country ease coronavirus restrictions despite daily infections and deaths remaining stubbornly high. Courts also restarted many activities, with civil courts reopening to all cases and criminal courts now hearing cases involving defendants already in custody and any cases reaching the statute of limitations next year. Greece has been under coronavirus-related restrictions since early November, but has gradually begun easing the measures as it gears up for the vital summer tourist season. Tourism is a major revenue source for Greece, and the government is hoping international visitors will help bolster its ailing economy.