Dubai: The Ministry of Education has announced that all school trips, activities and events will be suspended as part of precautionary steps to limit the spread of coronavirus.
Minister of Education Hussein Al Hammadi announced the move on Saturday at a media briefing held at the National Emergency Crisis and Disaster Management Authority in Abu Dhabi.
Dubai's Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA) had earlier issued a circular on Saturday morning calling for the ban of activities such as field trips and gatherings that may comprise students.
In the circular, the authority calls upon all private educational centres, including early learning centres, schools and universities to halt all events and activities between institutions. The memo adds that all approvals for pre-planned trips are now invalid.
On Friday evening, KHDA took to twitter to cancel the meeting of Dubai Saturday Club – an educational programme in the city.