Gulf News, Saturday October 24, 2020 / 7 , Rabi' al-awwal , 1442
Bahrain allows partial return to school from Sunday
Bahrain has said it will allow the return of students on an optional
basis to their classrooms next week amid stringent precautions against the
“Starting from Sunday October 25, there will be partial return at all
educational stages in public schools and private kindergartens for students
whose parents have opted for their attendance of school,” Undersecretary of
the Health Ministry Dr. Walid Al Manae said.
A health team has been set up at each school to be tasked with organising
and applying health measures including checking temperatures of the staff
and students, enforcing social distancing and constant sterilisation, he
added, according to Bahraini newspaper Al Watan.
The new academic year for public schools started in Bahrain on October 11
with remote learning as a precaution to contain the spread of the novel
As part of further relaxation of the restrictions earlier imposed due to the
virus outbreak, cafes and restaurants in Bahrain will be allowed beginning
next Saturday to provide indoor services, Dr. Al Manae said. Thirty persons
at maximum should be allowed inside the place, according to the new rules.