UAE halts school activities, closes nurseries to contain coronavirus outbreak

Lebanese nurses wearing protective masks work at a ward where the first case of coronavirus in the country is being treated. (File photo: AFP)

The United Arab Emirates suspended all school extracurricular activities until further notice, as part of the preventative measures to stop the spread of the new coronavirus, the Education Ministry said in a statement on Saturday.

The measures also included canceling all school fieldtrips as well as closing all nurseries starting from Sunday, the ministry added.

There is a total of 19 confirmed cases in the UAE. Five people have recovered, according to the health ministry.


Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 10:05 - GMT 07:05