School suspension is a “sovereign” decision, says Egypt’s education minister



href="">Egypt's Education Minister Tarek Shawki said suspending school activity nationwide is "a sovereign decision" that can only be made by the state, not the ministry, while assuring that such a decision is unlikely. "There is no need to worry about the spread of Coronavirus between pupils and teachers as the precautionary measures are applied precisely in all schools across the country," the minister said in a televised statement on Sunday night. Any decision taken by the ministry to close any in-person class is a preventive measure not to jeopardise the students and teachers, Shawki said, adding "this should reassure parents." Shawki’s remarks come as Coronavirus cases have been detected in some schools, a matter that led to the closure of classes at these schools as per medical protocol announced more...