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The Ministry of Health and Prevention, (MOHAP) announced a new Coronavirus, COVID19, case on Thursday.
The latest case, a 17-year old male Emirati student, who had no symptoms. The Ministry confirmed that he is currently receiving medical care and his condition is stable.
The Ministry said that in coordination with health and other concerned authorities in the country, precautionary measures have been taken, including the immediate isolation of the patient and suspending classes at the school whilst teams of specialists started the necessary sterilisation in and around the school facilities.
The UAE Ministry of Education has issued a circular notifying all government schools in the country on the upcoming Spring break holiday.
According to the circular, the Spring break holiday officially begins on 8th March up until 19th March (for a period of two weeks).
However, the ministry circular noted, that no students are allowed to enter government school buildings or facilities for a period of four weeks.
Students attending UAE government schools will undertake distance learning measures from 22nd March up until 2nd April, the circular explained, adding that schooling timetable scheduling - via distance learning - will be from 08:30 to 13:30.
The ministry statement noted that administrative and teaching staff will undergo special training to facilitate distance learning for students. The trainings will take place from 15th to 19th March.
The Ministry is also conducting tests for all contacts to ensure their safety and the safety of the community.
It urged the public to get all information about coronavirus from the credible sources and to avoid rumours and false information.
A 16-year student of an Indian school in Dubai has tested positive for the coronavirus (COVID-19). The infection was contracted from the student’s parent who had travelled overseas.
Nevertheless, she was infected with COVID-19 after one of her second-degree relatives kissed her on the forehead without taking into consideration her old age and weak immunity.
The guests were asked to undergo a COVID-19 tests, and to present the negative result of the test before entering the house.
A leading life sciences company has launched its educational outreach campaign throughout schools in Dubai to promote awareness surrounding allergies, as one study found prevalence of allergic rhinitis in school children in some parts of the UAE to be as high as 36%.
India has amended a law in Jammu and Kashmir allowing Indian citizens to buy land in the disputed territory, said officials, sparking opposition criticism about a steady erosion of the rights of Kashmiri people.
Two people were reported killed and 26 others missing as Typhoon Molave hit central Vietnam on Wednesday, knocking down trees and tearing roofs off homes in some of the worst destruction seen in years.
A senior Chinese official accused the United States on Wednesday of deflecting blame and breaking its word when it comes to fighting climate change, as the simmering diplomatic row between the world's two biggest economies shifts to the environment.
The UAE has strongly condemned the terrorist attack, killing at least eight students and wounding 136 others. It took place on Tuesday in a religious school in the city of Peshawar, northern Pakistan, which claimed the lives of a number of innocent civilians, including children, and wounded others.