Prince Sultan Cardiac Center activates distance learning as coronavirus precaution

Education officials likewise accelerated the electronic learning process to compensate for the lack of daily schooling. (File/AFP)
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Updated 09 April 2020

Prince Sultan Cardiac Center activates distance learning as coronavirus precaution

  • The service was activated to allow nursing cardiac nursing students to finish their requirements
  • The General Directorate of Education earlier launched an education award for remote teaching

DUBAI: The Prince Sultan Cardiac Center in Qassim, Saudi Arabia, has implemented distance for its training courses, state news agency SPA reported.
The service was activated to allow nursing cardiac nursing students to finish their requirements and develop their experience following the Kingdom’s COVID-19 regulations of social distancing.
The General Directorate of Education earlier launched an education award for remote teaching amid the rise of digital education during the coronavirus outbreak. The award aims to promote excellence in remote teaching and quality online educational content while motivating educators to teach remotely.
On March 8, Saudi Arabia closed all public and private schools to protect students from COVID-19. Education officials likewise accelerated the electronic learning process to compensate for the lack of daily schooling.
The Kingdom has so far reported 2,932 coronavirus cases, 41 deaths and 631 recoveries.


Saudi Arabia announces 32 more COVID-19 deaths

Updated 13 min ago

Saudi Arabia announces 32 more COVID-19 deaths

  • The health ministry said 806 more people have recovered from the virus
  • A total of 68,965 patients have recovered from the disease in the Kingdom so far

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia announced 32 more deaths from the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and 1,975 new cases of the disease on Thursday.
Of the new cases, 675 were recorded in Riyadh, 286 in Makkah, 259 in Jeddah, 124 in Madinah and 112 in Hufof.
The health ministry added that 806 more people have recovered from the virus, taking the total number of recoveries in the Kingdom to 68,965.
A total of 611 people have died of the disease in the Kingdom so far.
Health minister Dr. Tawfiq Rabiah urged all citizens and residents earlier this week to wear a mask to help stop the spread of the virus.
“The transmission of COVID-19 will be significantly reduced If everyone commits to wearing a mask when leaving their homes. We urge you to comply with healthy precautionary measures, and ask that you remind those who do not adhere,” he said.