Saudi Arabian students have returned to their schools for individual classes, starting their new academic year after 17 months of online learning due to the COVID-19 pandemic. According to the ministry, 6 million students reached more than 25 thousand schools across the country who have taken both doses of the corona vaccine.
With the onset of the Corona epidemic, schools were closed in Saudi Arabia and online education was arranged. Now after 17 months, the schools here have been opened but only those students will now come to school who have taken enough doses of the corona vaccine. Elementary and pre-school students are currently not allowed to return to school, Xinhua News Agency reported on Monday. Education Minister Hamad bin Mohammed Al Al-Sheikh had earlier said that the new academic session would be three semesters instead of two.
Children below 12 years of age and those who have not received enough doses of the vaccine have all started studying online. Deputy Education Minister Saad bin Saud Al Fahid visited some schools at the beginning of the academic session and took stock of the health arrangements. He said, ‘We are following the plans of entry and exit of students in the school. Apart from this, the process is being adopted to ensure physical distance in the classrooms.
Johns Hopkins University of America released the worldwide corona infection data this morning. According to this, the cases of corona infection have increased to 21.63 crore and so far more than 45 lakh infected people have lost their lives. At the same time, corona vaccination of more than 5.19 billion people has been done so far.