COVID-19: Saudi Arabia suspends schools, universities

Saudi Arabia has announced that schools and universities in the kingdom are suspended in a bid to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus

COVID-19: Saudi Arabia suspends schools, universities
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Saudi Arabia has announced that schools and universities in the kingdom are suspended in a bid to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus.

The decision, to be enforced as of March 9, will continue till further notice, the Saudi Press Agency said, quoting a statement by the education ministry on Sunday, Xinhua reported.

The decision came one day after schools and universities were suspended in Qatif region over reported COVID-19 cases there.

Saudi Arabia has so far registered 11 COVID-19 cases.

The ministry said virtual education programs would be activated to ensure students will not miss their studies

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