COVID-19: Saudi Arabia extends e-learning till end of school year

The move is being undertaken as part of the government's efforts to curb the spread of the pandemic in the Kingdom

  
A Bahraini student from government school attends online schooling from home, following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Manama, Bahrain, March 25, 2020.

A Bahraini student from government school attends online schooling from home, following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Manama, Bahrain, March 25, 2020.

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Saudi Arabia on Monday announced that it would continue with distance education till the end of the current academic year.

The move is being undertaken as part of the government's efforts to curb the spread of the pandemic in the Kingdom.

In a statement, Saudi's Minister of Education Dr Hamad Al-Sheikh noted that the decision is an affirmation of the leadership's interest in safeguarding the health of all students and education personnel from the risks of being infected with the deadly virus.

The announcement is the latest in a series of new precautionary measures undertaken by the Kingdom this month to limit the spread of the pandemic in the country.

These included the suspension of all public entertainment, events and indoor dining, as well as the closure of cinemas and other entertainment centres.

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