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Posted On: 26 August 2020 09:58 am
Updated On: 12 November 2020 02:07 pm

Ministry announces test for school employees before commencing the school year

Vrinda Abilash
Vrinda Abilash
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The Ministry of Education and Higher Education (MOEHE), in coordination with the Ministry of Public Health, issued a package of precautionary measures to ensure a safe and healthy environment in all government and private schools and educational institutions in the State of Qatar.

The educational and administrative aspects are as follows:

  • A test for all government school employees by the Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) and Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) before the start of the school year, to ensure that they are free of the disease.
  • A test for all workers in private schools by the Private Health Sector before the beginning of the school year, to ensure that they are free of disease.
  • The priority for the tests will be for the academic staff, male and female teachers included, and then the administrative staff.

The Ministry of Education urged all schools in Qatar to follow the precautionary health measures to tackle the Coronavirus 'COVID-19', which were previously announced through the Ministry of Security and Safety Department.

The Ministry warns that whoever violates preventive procedures and measures deliberately and negligently in relation to the current situation, exposes himself to legal accountability before the competent authorities in the State of Qatar, as the application of Law No. 9 of 2020 will not be negligent, which amends some provisions of Decree-Law No. 17 for the year 1990 regarding the prevention of contagious diseases, the penalty of which may be imprisonment for a period not exceeding 3 years and a fine not exceeding QR 200,000 or either of these two penalties.

Source: MOEHE
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