Schools & Universities In Lebanon Are Closing Down For Two Days

Alahed News

The Minister of Education, Tarek El-Majzoub, just announced that all public and private educational institutions in Lebanon will close on Monday and Tuesday.

This decision was taken awaiting the result of the Supreme Defense Council’s meeting on Tuesday regarding a plan to limit the spread of COVID-19 in the country. Noting that the Minister of Interior didn’t issue a new list this Sunday of the towns and villages that are high risk.

Online classes and administrative work will continue during these two days.

AP Photo/Hussein Malla

The minister also added that the official exams in higher education institutions and the Colloquium exams will be conducted inside the institutions, provided that the necessary health measures are taken.

The Ministry of Health announced 1139 new coronavirus cases in Lebanon, which brought the total number of cases to 94,236. 10 deaths were recorded, bringing the total number to 723.

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