It should be the grand finale of their school days, now six students from the Munich area are stuck on the Greek island of Corfu after their graduation trip. On the day of departure, they tested positive for the corona virus and are now in quarantine.
This article first appeared on RTL.de.
Nightmare for six high school graduates from the Munich area: on the Greek island of Corfu they celebrated their high school diploma with other students. Shortly before returning to Germany, they tested positive for the corona virus and are now in quarantine.
The day of departure in Corfu is a big shock
Summer, sun, alcohol. The tour operator ‘Crystal Tours’ promises all of this with its aftermovies of high school trips to Corfu. This year, too, the offer was tempting for hundreds of high school graduates from Bavaria. But now six of them are stuck on the Greek island. They tested positive for the coronavirus on the day of departure.
According to a spokesman for ‘Crystal Tours’, around 350 high school graduates were with the trip. 200 of them have already flown back to Germany with a negative test. The remaining 150 high school graduates will return by bus or ferry. In this case, a corona test is not mandatory.
High school graduates from Munich: Hotel quarantine in Greece instead of graduation ceremony
The students who tested positive now have to spend ten to 14 days in a quarantine hotel organized by the Greek authorities. According to the tour operator, this affects six high school graduates from four high schools in the Munich area and the Aichach-Friedberg district.
The district office of Aichach-Friedberg confirmed a positive corona case of a student at the Deutschherren Gymnasium. The Abitur graduation ceremony in Aichach is to take place on Friday under an increased hygiene concept. A total of around 40 students from the Deutschherren Gymnasium were celebrating in Corfu and are already back in Germany, or are expected back today. That said the headmaster Frank Schweizer in an interview with RTL. One of the high school graduates will miss the festivities. He is stuck in a Greek quarantine hotel until further notice.