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Abu Dhabi teacher dies after contracting Covid-19

Abu Dhabi Indian School suspended its e-learning classes from kindergarten to grade 12 as a mark of respect after the teacher's death

Abu Dhabi teacher dies after contracting Covid-19

A senior teacher at Abu Dhabi Indian School has died after contracting Covid-19, according to local media reports.

According to a story from Gulf News, the teacher – identified as Princy Roy Mathew – died on Wednesday evening.

She was originally from Kerala and is survived by three children and her husband, Roy Mathew Samuel.

“We are highly traumatised by the untimely demise of my wife,” he was quoted as saying in the newspaper. “She developed fever a week earlier and her condition deteriorated, resulting in acute breathing problems. She tested positive for Covid-19.”

Following Mathew’s passing, Abu Dhabi Indian School suspended its e-learning classes from kindergarten to grade 12 as a mark of respect.

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