Bahrain extends suspension of all schools by two weeks amid coronavirus concerns

A Primary Girls School in Tubli village on outskirts of Bahraini capital Manama is seen closed on February 26, 2030. (AFP)

Bahrain confirmed it was extending a suspension of all private and public schools and universities by two weeks until March 29 as a precautionary measure amid concerns regarding the coronavirus outbreak.

“The Ministry of Labor and Social Development notes that this directive includes both government centers and rehabilitative centers affiliated with the ministry, nurseries and private and private centers for persons with disabilities,” according to a report carried by state-run Bahrain News Agency.

The suspension of all educational facilities in Bahrain first came into effect on February 25.

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