Bahrain: Public school reopening postponed by two weeks

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The reopening of public schools has been postponed by two weeks in order to test all administrative, technical and teaching staff for coronavirus (COVID-19), the Ministry of Education has said.

It is also based on the recommendations of the national medical taskforce following a rise in the number of COVID-19 cases in the Kingdom.

Public schools were scheduled to re-open for the administrative, technical and teaching staff on September 6, but following the postponement decision, they will start the new academic year on September 20.

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In its statement, the Ministry of Education said there are no changes to the opening of private schools.

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