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Posted On: 7 September 2020 06:41 pm
Updated On: 12 November 2020 09:12 am

Some school classrooms temporarily closed due to COVID-19 infections, says Ministry official

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According to Mohamed Al-Bishri, Adviser to the Minister of Education and Higher Education, only some classrooms in a few schools have been temporarily closed due to COVID-19 infections and the students are continuing online learning, as reported by The Peninsula.

The official said on Qatar Radio that the attendance in most of the schools is more than 85%. He also said that there is no need for fear or anxiety because the cases of coronavirus infections are very few and almost negligible. He added that more than 340,000 students and over 30,000 teaching staff are attending public and private schools.

Al-Bishri stressed that the infected people are dealt with professionally through an approved protocol and in coordination with the Ministry of Public Health and school administration as well.

He added that there is permanent and continuous coordination between the Ministry of Education and Higher Education and the Ministry of Public Health. There's also continuous contact and follow-up by the Ministry of Education and Higher Education with parents and students and also with the Ministry of Public Health (MoPH).

The senior official urged parents and students to follow official channels of the Ministry of Education and Higher Education and the MoPH to obtain information, and not to heed to rumors that spread on social media.

According to media reports, some schools had reportedly closed some sections due to the staff testing positive in the last few days.

One Indian school had sent a notice to the parents today saying four of their bus attendants, who were earlier tested negative, have tested positive now and advised the kids who used the transportation to get themselves tested and submit a Covid-19 negative test before joining the school.

Source: The Peninsula