Saudi Arabia

Ksa Closes All Schools and Universities Until Further Notice Over Coronavirus

Saudi Arabia will close all schools, universities, and educational institutions in the Kingdom starting tomorrow (Monday) until further notice as part of efforts to contain the spread of the coronavirus outbreak, according to a report issued by the Saudi Press Agency.

“The decision to suspend all educational study comes as a continuation of the wise leadership’s interest in its children, its concern for their safety, and the provision of appropriate alternatives for continuing distance learning,” SPA reported citing an education ministry statement.

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The Minister of Education also directed the activation of “virtual schools” and distance learning during the suspension period.

Earlier today the Kingdom imposed a temporary lockdown on the eastern Qatif province to prevent the spread of coronavirus after 11 people there were infected.