Schools in Oman to close for one month

Teachers and administrative staff will also be given holidays

Schools in Oman to close for one month

Oman has decided to close all schools, universities and other educational institutions for one month starting from today (March 15).

Teachers and administrative staff will also be given holidays, except those who need to carry out work during class suspension.

The decision was made by the Supreme Committee to tackle developments of coronavirus (Covid-19).

On Friday, the Supreme Committee announced that Oman would be closing the borders to tourists for 30 days, starting from Tuesday (March 17).

All sports activities and non-class student activities are also being stopped, and cruise liners will not be allowed into any of the Sultanate’s ports.

Sayyid Hamoud bin Faisal al-Busaidi, Minister of Interior, said on Friday “that the issue is accorded great attention by His Majesty the Sultan and it reflects His Majesty’s concern for the health and safety of all citizens and residents alike”.

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