Saudi Arabia plans distance learning for schools as virus precaution

Students at Saudi Arabia's public schools will be educated via distance learning for the first seven weeks of the new term as a precaution against coronavirus.

That's according to the Kingdom's minister of education Dr. Hamad bin Mohammed Al Shaikh, who added that the rest of the term will be evaluated based on how the first term goes.

University and technical schools will be online for theory-based curriculums and in-person for practical curriculums, he added.

Saudi Arabia has seen more than 297,000 cases of coronavirus so far.

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