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Coronavirus in UAE: All schools to close amid 6 new cases


DUBAI – Schools and universities in the UAE will be closed for one month starting on Sunday (March 8) as a precautionary measure as amid the coronavirus outbreak, according to the Ministry of Education.

The ministry made the announcement on Tuesday, as six new cases of coronavirus were announced in the UAE and two days after nurseries across the country were ordered closed for 14 days in an effort to contain the spread of the virus.

During the government-ordered shutdown, all nurseries, schools and universities and school buses will be sterilized, according to the ministry.

Following the move, spring break in the UAE will run from March 8 to March 22, with students to learn from home under the Learn from Afar programme from March 22 to April 5.

On Tuesday, the UAE confirmed six new cases of coronavirus, bringing the country’s total number of cases to 27. The latest patients are a Colombian, a German, two Italians and two Russians who had contact with two Italian UAE Tour members who tested positive. ICA/Expat Media

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