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UAE first country where number of COVID-19 tests exceeds population

82.86% of schools now functional under the remote learning system

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The UAE has become the first country in the world where the number of coronavirus COVID-19 tests have exceeded the total population, with the number of tests performed by national health establishments totaling over 10 million.

Revealing this fact, a government spokesperson highlighted the UAE’s keenness to continue its achievements in various key sectors, including the education sector, considering its major importance. The education sector managed to achieve record success over a short period of time, due to the readiness of the educational infrastructure of national institutions and the adoption of the latest technologies to ensure the continuity of the education process, along with the implementation of strict precautionary measures to guarantee the safety of students and employees of educational establishments.

He pointed out that the current academic year is witnessing the continued operation of 1,025 schools around the country under the framework of the remote learning system, accounting for some 82.86 percent of the total number of schools, while 212 schools are operating within the framework of the in-person learning system, representing 17.14 percent of the total.

The number of school students taking part in the in-class learning system is 201,797, or 17.28 percent of the total number of student population in the country.