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Dubai: A tweet by the Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA) that private schools in Dubai can now hold distance learning on Saturdays raised many eyebrows as the "announcement" was made on April 1.

In the tweet, KHDA said: “Following requests from parents and students to have permanent distance learning one day a week, we’re pleased to announce that starting immediately, distance learning will take place on Saturdays. Like right now. Your wellbeing is important to us.”

An accompanying GIF image, which seemed like a giveaway, is what led many to doubt the seriousness of the announcement.