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Dubai educational authority orders private schools to stop events, gatherings for children

The Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA) has issued a new circular as a precautionary measure to prevent the COVID-19 infections from affecting children.
Private schools, universities, and early learning centers have been advised to stop the following activities:
– Internal and external trips
– Competitions, festivals, and activities inside educational institutions, especially those which require student gatherings
– Events and activities between educational institutions or with other parties/partners and any teacher events
All aforementioned events should not take place within any educational institutions with immediate effect until further notice.
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The circular furthers that this recent announcement invalidates all pre-planned trips and related approvals that were issued earlier by the KHDA.
KHDA stresses all educational institutions to adhere to the new circular for the safety of the students, the faculty, and school staff.

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