FILE PHOTO - Saudi elementary students sit for an exam in Jeddah June 13, 2007. REUTERS
Saudi Arabia issued a royal order that all educational process including schools, institutes, colleges and universities will be remotely amid concerns of the coronavirus spread, the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported on Friday.
Meanwhile, the SPA also reported that the Education Ministry will announce the exams mechanism at general schools in the coming few days.
The kingdom's decision of extending the educational process remotely comes amid concern for the safety of students and members of the administrative, educational and training staff in schools, institutes, colleges and universities.
The royal order defined the remotely educational process will go on for the rest of the first semester of the current academic year.
Saudi Arabia reported on Thursday new 421 confirmed cases of Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) in the Kingdom, bringing the total number to 338,132 cases, including 9,391 active cases receiving medical care.
"There are 879 critical cases, while the health condition of the rest is stable,” Saudi Arabia's Health Ministry said in their daily statement over the COVID-19 spread condition in the kingdom.