Coronavirus: UAE says reports of school suspension till June are ‘inaccurate’

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The United Arab Emirates’ education ministry said on Wednesday that media reports claiming that the suspension of schools and universities as part of the efforts to combat the spread of the coronavirus will be extended till the end of the academic year in June 2020 are “inaccurate.”

“The Ministry of Education termed what is being circulated on social media and across media outlets about its intention to end the academic year and continue the distance e-learning system till the end of the school year as 'inaccurate.'”

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The education ministry had announced on March 3 the early start of spring vacation for schools and of distance learning initiative to avoid the spreading of coronavirus.

The ministry also announced that schools and higher education institutions would close for four weeks, starting from March 8.

A program for sanitizing educational institutions was also launched.

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