09 March 2020 – Schools and universities to close until further notice

Type of Intervention: Executive Order, Specific Action
Sectors Involved: Education
Intervention Categories: Adapting or closing schools
Level of Jurisdiction: National
Lead People/Agency: Saudi Ministry of Education

Overview: Schools and universities will be closed in Saudi Arabia until further notice to control the spread of coronavirus.
Full details here: https://wam.ae/en/details/1395302829503

Type of Justification: Advice of INTERNAL government advisory committee or group
Source of Evidence or Justification: National – government
Evidence/Justification: The “preventive and precautionary” measures were recommended by the health authorities and are designed to protect students and staff.