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UAE denies reports of planned extension of distance learning

Ministry of Education urged public to refer to updates and instructions from official channels only

UAE denies reports of planned extension of distance learning

The Spring break holiday officially began on Sunday and will run until March 19 followed by distance learning which will run from March 22 to April 2.

The UAE's Ministry of Education has denied reports that there are plans to continue the distance e-learning system till the end of the school year.

In a statement, the ministry labelled such reports as ''sheer rumours and baseless'', adding that no decision has yet been made.

''We urge members of the public not to pay heed to such rumours and to refer to updates and instructions from official channels and sources on the ministry's website and social media accounts,'' the statement on UAE news agency WAM said.

''We will immediately announce any new developments. The interest of the students will always remain our top priority and the measures we take will serve their interest in tandem with the current situation,'' the statement added.

So far, the UAE has reported 74 cases of the virus, known as Covid-19

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