Parents need to prepare their children mentally
Education Ministry spokesman Ibtisham al-Shahari said parents should be careful to prepare students mentally and socially for classes before resuming classes after a long break. Until now, children have been studying online through the Madrasati platform. She said students need to be equipped to move from this to direct classes and the ministry will provide the necessary assistance for that. It is estimated that more than 50 lakh students were engaged in online learning through the Madrasati platform launched by Kovid in early 2020.
Classes start with the power of vaccination
A spokesman for the Ministry of Health said that despite the increase in the incidence of covid in the country, there was no need to fear the situation like last year. Said Muhammad al-Abdul Ali. This is due to the strong vaccination campaign in the country. Covid cases are often just a nominal degree of serious infection. He added that the Kovid vaccine was the mainstay of ICU cases. At the same time, he said, the decision was made to continue the online learning system for children with serious health problems. Last year, the Saudi Ministry of Health approved the distribution of the vaccine to children between the ages of five and 11. He said this was progressing in the country.
Schools will be divided into three categories
The Ministry of Education has come up with detailed guidelines for resuming direct classes. According to the facilities of the schools, they are divided into three categories. This applies to government, private and international schools across the country. Offline classes are newly started after Kovid for students in classes KG level to class VI. The work will be divided into three categories based on the facilities available in the schools and the health precautions. Different levels are lower, middle and higher. According to the Ministry of Education, 97 per cent of schools in the country are lower and middle class.
Difference in social distance
Schools are divided into three categories and the main differences are in maintaining social distance between students according to facilities. The following schools are required to maintain a precise social distance between students in classrooms and labs. Students should not be in close contact, including in class. Schools with medium facilities should divide the students in the class into two groups. The social distance between these two groups should be maintained and they should not interfere with each other. The upper class schools will be divided into three groups. The ministry also said that children in these areas do not have to maintain social distance in the classroom.
Daily Kovid cases at record rates
The spread of Kovid, including Omikron, continues to be strong in Saudi Arabia. More than 5,300 people were newly confirmed by Kovid on Wednesday. This is the highest rate ever. The number of critically ill patients has risen to over 200, the health ministry said. More than 32,000 people are being treated at various hospitals. This is the first time since March 2, 2020, when the first Kovid case was confirmed in Saudi Arabia, the number of cases has risen to more than 5,000 per day. During the first outbreak of Kovid on June 16, 2020, 4,919 people were diagnosed with the disease, the highest daily case in the country to date. However, 5,362 people were confirmed infected with the virus on Wednesday. Of these, 1492 are in Riyadh. The number of new cases is 961 in Jeddah and 436 in Makkah. At the same time, the number of people in the ICU with serious health problems rose to 218. Of these, 32,589 are currently being treated at various hospitals, the health ministry said.