Oman suspends classes after student tests positive for coronavirus

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Muscat - All other activities are also suspended.



By AFP file

Published: Thu 5 Mar 2020, 12:51 PM

Last updated: Thu 5 Mar 2020, 3:00 PM

A college in Oman suspended classes for two weeks after a student tested positive for coronavirus. One student studying at the College of the Banking and Financial Studies (CBFS) tested positive for Covid-19 following which the management decided to cancel classes in order to prevent it from spreading.
The college said in a statement: 'The College Management would like to draw your kind attention that there was one student positively tested for Covid-19 infection on Wednesday, March 4, 2020'.
According to reports in Times of Oman, The Ministry of Health directed the college to be shut as a precautionary measure to contain the spread of infection in the premises.
"The college management met this morning chaired by Dr. Khalfan Al Bharwani, CBFS Chairman and decided to suspend all classes and all other activities for a period of 14 days from March 5, 2020," the statement read.


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