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Classes remain shut for all but twelfth grade, institutes until April 8

  2021-03-25  | 
 Zhyan News Network
File Photo - A class in the Kurdistan Region (File)
 Zhyan News Network

SULAIMANI – Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Minister of Education decided on Thursday (March 25) that in-classroom education will be halted until April 8 barring twelfth grade and government and private institutes belonging to the ministry following a surge in coronavirus infections in the Kurdistan Region.

On February 7, students went back to classrooms after a long-while closure, but the schools were again shuttered on March 10 by the KRG anti-coronavirus committee to curb a spike in COVID-19 infections.

On Wednesday, Chair of the Kurdistan Parliament’s Education, Higher Education and Scientific Research Abdusalam Dolamari said that in-classroom education will remain closed for all but twelfth graders for an indefinite period.

In the meantime, KRG Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research’s Spokesperson Abbas Akram said that the classes will restart at the universities and institutes on March 27.

On Wednesday, the KRG Minister of Health logged 601 new coronavirus cases, five new deaths and 222 recoveries over past 24 hours.

Overall, there have been 117,412 officially-logged cases. Out of that, 107,640 have recovered and 3,622 have died.

(Zhyan English)