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Coronavirus hoax call was attempt to shut down schools: Education chiefs

T TV Wednesday 20/February/2019 18:17 PM
By: Times News Service

There are no cases of the MERS coronavirus in North al Batinah schools, according to the Directorate General of Education in Northern al Batinah.
“This seems to be specifically aimed to stop children from going to schools in North al Batinah in general and Sohar specifically,” a spokesperson for the authority said.
A person had circulated a voice recording through social media saying that there were two known cases of the MERS CoV in schools in Sohar.
"The Directorate General in North al Batinah refutes what has been said in a circulated audio recording. The directorate is in contact with the Directorate General for Health Services and they have confirmed that the situation is normal and that there is no cause for concern.” - Directorate General of Education