Quotes: MENA   Enter Symbol: NewsLetter: Search: advanced

Saudi- Quarantine rooms for suspected MERS cases to be set up in schools  Join our daily free Newsletter

MENAFN - Arab News - 29/04/2014
No. of Ratings : 0
Add to Mixx!

(MENAFN - Arab News) The ministry of education has announced that 34000 schools across the kingdom will be asked to allocate quarantine rooms on their premises for suspected middle east respiratory syndrome (mers) cases.

the preventive action plan launched by the ministry will be implemented in coordination with the health ministry.

the decision came during a meeting held in the presence of education minister prince khaled al-faisal his two undersecretaries and the general director of the school health department.

the plan also incorporates training courses targeting school staff to equip them to deal with the virus and identify its symptoms as well as take part in preventive measures.

suspected cases will be quarantined in these rooms until students are sent home or transferred to hospital.

quarantine rooms must be equipped with preventive equipment such as face masks gloves and thermometers.

sources also said the ministry will allocate a central operation oom for responding to inquiries made by parents students and staff.

several school principals had demanded the cancelation of morning assembly in a bid to reduce crowding amid growing fears of the virus despite assurances given by the education ministry that schools are free of infection.

prince khaled al-faisal reiterated the importance of taking strict precautionary measures at schools through the implementation of action plans in coordination with the health ministry.

the minister reasserted the importance of holding awareness campaigns for awareness and prevention not least of which include social media networking sites. he also emphasized on the need to boost hygiene at schools and to provide schools with medical equipment and sterilizers.

the minister's statement came during a meeting that was attended by khaled al-sabti deputy education minister hamad al-asheik undersecretary for boys education and suleiman al-shahri general director of the school health department.


Arab News

  MENA News Headlines
 Nov 26 2015 - Turkey- G20 Communiqu: 34The fight against terrorism is a major priority34The Journal Of Turkish Weekly
(MENAFN - The Journal Of Turkish Weekly) Following the two-day summit in Antalya Turkey G-20 leaders released a communiqué calling for greater coordination and information to counter terrorist ...

 Nov 26 2015 - Muslims on 39the front line39 against terror: NATOThe Journal Of Turkish Weekly
(MENAFN - The Journal Of Turkish Weekly) NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg has said it is Muslims who are on “the front line” in the fight against terrorism and extremism. ...

 Nov 26 2015 - Western Balkans 39key to fighting extremism39The Journal Of Turkish Weekly
(MENAFN - The Journal Of Turkish Weekly) The western Balkans is “key” to stemming extremism and terrorism the president of the European Council said Wednesday. Speaking at a summit to ...

 Nov 26 2015 - Turkey- Syrian Turkmen facing 39critical39 period in battleThe Journal Of Turkish Weekly
(MENAFN - The Journal Of Turkish Weekly) Fighting between Syrian Turkmen forces and regime troops is “critical" the leader of the Turkmen opposition said Wednesday. Russian airpower is ...

 Nov 26 2015 - ISIS kills its Austrian 39poster girl39 after she attempts to flee SyriaThe Journal Of Turkish Weekly
(MENAFN - The Journal Of Turkish Weekly) An Austrian teenager who fled to Raqqa Syria in order to join the Islamic fundamentalist terror organization Islamic State was beaten to death after ...

 Nov 26 2015 - Kuwait Spain discuss scientific cooperationKuwait News Agency (KUNA)
(MENAFN - Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)) KUWAIT Nov 26 (KUNA) -- Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research (KISR) and Spanish Nuclear Safety Council (CSN) discussed means of scientific cooperation and ...

 Nov 26 2015 - Kuwait- KNPC upgrades operations at Al Ahmadi refineryKuwait News Agency (KUNA)
(MENAFN - Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)) KUWAIT Nov 26 (KUNA) -- Kuwait National Petroleum Corporation (KNPC) announced on Thursday upgrading its Fluid Catalytic Cracking Unit at Al-Ahmadi Refinery so as ...

 Nov 26 2015 - Deputy FM: Kuwait interested in tightening airport security in coordination with BritainKuwait News Agency (KUNA)
(MENAFN - Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)) KUWAIT Nov 26 (KUNA) -- Deputy Foreign Minister Khaled Al-Jarallah said on Thursday Kuwaiti security authorities are keen to work with the British side for ...

 Nov 26 2015 - Al Tayer affirms DEWA's commitment to support UAE national identityEmirates News Agency (WAM)
(MENAFN - Emirates News Agency (WAM)) DUBAI 26th November 2015 (WAM) -- Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer MD and CEO of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority DEWA has affirmed DEWA's commitment to ...

 Nov 26 2015 - UAE- YFEL Led Solar Energy Project with Masdar Collaboration Comes Online to Help Power Rashid Abdullah Omran HospitalEmirates News Agency (WAM)
(MENAFN - Emirates News Agency (WAM)) ABU DHABI 26th November 2015 (WAM)--Masdar has completed a 543 KWp photovoltaic (PV) solar power project that is to deliver renewable energy to the Rashid ...





Middle East North Africa - Financial Network

MENAFN News Market Data Countries Tools Section  

Middle East North Africa - Financial Network

Main News
News By Industry
News By Country

Islamic Finance News
Private Equity News

How-To Guides
Technology Section

Travel Section

Search News

Market Indices
Quotes & Charts

Global Indices
Arab Indices


Oil & Energy

Currencies Cross Rates
Currencies Updates
Currency Converter

USA Stocks
Arab Stocks

Saudi Arabia 

Economic Calendar
Financial Glossary

Financial Calculators

RSS Feeds [XML]

Corporate Monitor


Real Estate
Submit Your Property

Arab Research
Buy a Research

Press Releases
Submit your PR

Join Newsletters

© 2014 menafn.com All Rights Reserved.  Terms of Service | Privacy Policy | Contact Us | Advertise | About MENAFN | Career Opportunities | Feedback | Help