Waves of students make way home after Greece shuts schools and universities to stop coronavirus spread

Waves of students have been seen making their way home from Thessaloniki as Greece shuts down schools and universities to halt the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

The Aristotle University of Thessaloniki has a student population of around 75,000 making it one of the largest educational institutions in the Balkans.

A student interviewed said: "I'm afraid to touch anything inside buses as there is a huge crowd moving just like before the coronavirus, nothing has changed even after the virus appeared in the city.

"I believe with proper prevention we can deal with it (coronavirus)."

This footage was filmed on March 11.

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Location: Greece