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Posted On: 17 August 2022 09:56 am
Updated On: 21 August 2022 10:44 am

Ministry gives Rapid Antigen Test kits to schools for students

Vrinda Abilash
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A report by The Peninsula mentioned that as per the Director of Health and Safety Department at the Ministry of Education and Higher Education, Mohammed Al Maraghi, the Ministry of Education and Higher Education (MoEHE), in coordination with the Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) and the Primary Health Care Corporation (PHCC), has provided COVID-19 rapid antigen test kits to schools for distribution among students.

“The schools have been directed to send text messages to parents notifying them to collect rapid antigen test kits from school starting from today until the reopening of schools,” said the official.

The report said that the official did not mention if the test kits will be provided to private schools too and schools that reopened this week for teachers will receive students on 21 August, for the 2022-23 academic year.

As per The Peninsula's report, the official spoke to Al Kass Channel on 16 August 2022 and said “all students are required to take rapid antigen test at home. If the test is negative, parents will sign a pledge to acknowledge that the information provided is accurate”.

He also mentioned that the pledge form called ‘Parent/ Guardian Declaration Form’ will be submitted to school on the first day of students returning to schools.

Previously, the Ministry announced that staff and students must take a Rapid Antigen Test before the start of the school year. It should be noted that this examination is only required once, at the start of the academic year, and not on a weekly basis.

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Source: The Peninsula
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