Jordan announces the return of schools on September 1.
Jordanian Minister of Education, Tayseer Al-Nuaimi, announced on Wednesday the resumption of studies on the first of next September, after a hiatus of more than five months due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Al-Nuaimi said in a press conference that "it was decided to fix the date for the start of the next academic year for students on the first of next September, and the faculty on August 25."
He added that "the ministry's planning for the next academic year will be exceptional, due to the pandemic of the emerging Corona virus," noting that "the form of return will depend on the stability of the epidemiological situation."
Al-Naimi explained that "there is daily coordination with the Ministry of Health, and a joint committee to study the health and education protocol in full," noting that "there are health conditions and standards that must be met and maintained at the start of the school year, which guarantees the health and safety of students" without giving further details.
The number of students and students in Jordan is more than one million and 500 thousand who study in about four thousand government schools, and more than 500 thousand study in about 3,500 private schools.
The Jordanian government decided to suspend the permanence of educational institutions (kindergartens, nurseries, schools, universities, colleges) on March 14th to reduce the outbreak of the new Corona virus.
Jordan began easing restrictions on closures, but it kept the rules of social separation with the necessity of putting masks and gloves in most public places and imposing fines on violators.
Foreign flights are still suspended, cinemas, wedding halls and events are closed, while curfews continue from midnight until eight in the morning in effect.
To date, the Kingdom of Jordan has recorded 1198 confirmed cases of the virus and ten deaths, according to official figures. 1013 of those injured were recovered.
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