“Dr. Tariq Al Majzoub requests all educational institutions from kindergartens, schools, high schools, vocational institutes, and universities to close their doors starting from the morning of Saturday, February 29th, 2020, until Sunday evening, March 8th, 2020,” the statement announced.
From her side, Hilda Khoury, Director of Guidance and Counseling at the Ministry of Education confirmed that the closure of educational institutions for a week is a precaution.
She issued her statement after coordination between the Ministers of Health and Education, stressing that there are no corona cases so far in any educational institution.
Khoury explained, in an interview with LBCI, that this procedure is to know how the virus spreads and to ensure that there won’t be any internal transmission of it.
She noted that preventive measures will be taken again at the reopening of schools and all educational institutions will be sterilized.
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