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The announcement came after suspected cases of Covid-19 virus were found among the employees who were examined.

The National Emergency Crisis and Disaster Management Authority (NCEMA) has directed a group of schools to switch to online education after suspected cases of Covid-19 was diagnosed among the school staff.

“The announcement came after suspected cases of Covid-19 virus were found among the employees who were examined. The precautionary measure will remain in place until the results of the laboratory tests appear,” NCEMA tweeted on Tuesday.

The cases were detected during the implementation of the mandatory testing for teachers and administrative staff in schools before the start of the academic year, the authority said. Schools in the UAE reopened for the new academic year on August 30.

Over 35,000 teachers and staff from schools across Dubai have undergone Covid-19 testing for free, it was announced on Tuesday. The tests were conducted within six days at nine centres set up especially for this purpose. The teachers and other academic staff received their test results within 12 hours.

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