Indian High Closes, Covid-19 Case Suspected

Following the announcement that all UAE schools are to close from Sunday, 8th March, the Indian High School in Dubai has closed all three branches from Thursday 5th March as a result of a student being suspected as being infected with the coronavirus, Covid-19.
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The Indian High Group of School in Dubai will be closed from tomorrow as a precautionary measure, according to a text message sent to parents today.  All three schools - located in Oud Metha, Garhoud and its International Indian School branch located in Dubai Silicon Oasis - are affected.

The text message to parents stated:

“As a precautionary measure, IHS Group of schools is closed from Thursday, March 5. Detailed circular about exams will be mailed. Your well-being is important. Take care.” 

Although there has been no official comment from the school, parents said this followed a suspected case of Covid 19 affecting a student at the senior school campus in Oud Metha.  The student's parent is understood to have visited a country on watch by the Dubai Health authorities.

According to parents, the school asked classmates from the affected student's class and bus to stay at home on Wednesday whilst health checks were conducted for the rest of the students.

The school's parent communication office confirmed that the students who usually travel with the student with the suspected infection had not attended school on Wednesday.  All three schools would, in any event, have been closed from Sunday 8th March for four weeks in line with the decision from the Ministry of Education.

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