Kuwait schools and universities to close until August

Kuwait schools and universities to close until August
A Kuwaiti health ministry worker looks on before scanning returning expatriate workers from Egypt, Syria, and Lebanon upon their arrival at a containment and screening zone for COVID-19 coronavirus disease in Kuwait City on March 15, 2020. (File/AFP)
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Updated 20 March 2020

Kuwait schools and universities to close until August

Kuwait schools and universities to close until August
  • The minister said the next school year will begin in December 2020
  • It applies to both public and private schools and universities

DUBAI: Kuwait has extended the closure of schools and universities until August 4 as part of its measures against the coronavirus.
Education Minister Saud Al-Harbi said the decision applies to public and private schools, and that teachers will be paid with full salaries in the duration of the suspension.
The minister said the next school year will begin in December 2020.
The Ministry of Health recently announced six new cases of coronavirus raising the total to 148.