Jordan says students to return to school in Sept. as coronavirus outbreak under control

Jordanian Education Minister Tayseer Nuaimi said on Wednesday that the country’s students will return to school on Sept. 1, state-run Petra news agency reported.

The 2020/2021 academic year will be as usual but its nature will be determined by the pandemic situation, Nuaimi said, adding his ministry could resort to online education if needed.

A guidance and protocol will be prepared in tandem with the health ministry to ensure safe and sound return for students, he noted.

Earlier in the day, Jordan registered three new coronavirus cases among passengers arriving from abroad, raising the kingdom’s tally to 1,201, according to the health ministry.

China has supported Jordan’s fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. On May 31, China donated a batch of medical supplies to Jordan to help combat the coronavirus.