Oman schools will not reopen if COVID-19 numbers continue to rise

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The Ministry of Health of Oman has said that returning to normal life is a necessary step but this will only happen with the continued adherence to preventive measures and maintaining social distancing in public places and family gatherings.

HE Dr. Mohammad Al Hosni, Undersecretary for Health Affairs at the Ministry of Health (MOH) has also said that if the numbers continue to rise, schools will not be opened.

Among the key messages reiterated during the 15th press conference was that if the numbers do not decrease, restoration of normal services to the pre-pandemic status would not be possible.

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Minister of Education Dr. Madiha Al Shaibani, mentioned that the approved framework of reopening schools allows for flexibility and if schools cannot be opened, the method of learning will then shift to distance learning and learning through TV channels.

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