Saudi Arabia suspends schools, universities over coronavirus fears

Reuters , Sunday 8 Mar 2020

Saudi Arabia
Muslim worshippers wear masks after the noon prayers outside the Grand Mosque, in the Muslim holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia, Saturday, March 7, 2020 AP

Saudi Arabia has announced the suspension of schools, universities and educational institutions over coronavirus fears, starting on Monday until further notice, state media quoted the education minister as saying on Sunday.

The country's education minister Hamad Al-Sheikh has ordered that virtual schools should be set up as well as distance learning processes during the suspension.

The country recorded four more cases on Sunday, raising the total to 11 cases.

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