Saudi Arabia doubles school coronavirus safeguards

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Educational facilities in Saudi Arabia have updated emergency procedures to counter the threat of coronavirus.

Saudi Minister of Education, Hamad bin Mohammed Al-Asheikh, on Saturday instructed all education departments, universities and vocational training institutes to activate emergency plans as the number of people worldwide infected with the life-threatening virus continues to rise.

Symptoms include high fever, shortness of breath, sore throat and headache.

There have been no reported cases in the Kingdom.

According to the Saudi Ministry of Health, coronavirus is transmitted through close contact with an infected person without protection.

Intensive care and treatment is the best way to deal with infection, it said.