Education Ministry unveils measures to tackle coronavirus in Saud Arabia

Education Ministry unveils measures to tackle coronavirus in Saud Arabia
Students wearing protective masks attend an admission exam for the Triam Udom Suksa School, a state upper-secondary school that has the largest enrolment in the country at Impact Forum Bangkok, Thailand March 5, 2020. (REUTERS)
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Updated 07 March 2020

Education Ministry unveils measures to tackle coronavirus in Saud Arabia

Education Ministry unveils measures to tackle coronavirus in Saud Arabia
  • The measures will also involve coordination with every district’s health department to implement training workshops and meetings for school health workers to inform them of school responsibilities

RIYADH: Saudi education and health chiefs have announced a package of measures aimed at preventing the spread of the killer coronavirus.
The action plan to combat the virus includes issuing information to all education departments in the Kingdom on admission procedures for students returning from China and other countries with recorded cases of COVID-19 infection.
The measures will also involve coordination with every district’s health department to implement training workshops and meetings for school health workers to inform them of school responsibilities and roles, including cleanliness, ventilation, safety of drinking water, quality of food in cafeterias, and the need for teachers to closely monitor the health of students.