Muscat: The Ministry of Education has ruled out the possibility of closing schools due to fears of coronavirus outbreak.
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“We are in constant contact with the Ministry of Health. All schools in Oman are working normally and there is no reason why we should close schools,” said Dr. Saif Al Ma’amari, Acting Under-Secretary of Education for Educational Planning and Human Resources Development and Chairman of the Crisis Management Committee at the Ministry of Education.
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Dr. Saif also refuted social media rumours that included pictures and voice messages which suggested a number of students and teachers in some schools in the country may have infected with the virus. “We can confirm that there is no truth to what is being circulated in social media. It is very unfortunate that parents and our children students in schools are intimidated,” Dr. Said told Times of Oman.
“These rumours will affect the course of the educational process in the Sultanate and affect the of the Omani society in general and students in particular,” he noted.