Riyadh: Education department orders to close all the schools and universities


DUBAI: The Riyadh education department has ordered to close all the schools and universities. On Wednesday, the department has announced the closure of all schools and universities in the capital, and the provinces affiliated with Ramah and Thadig and Muzahmip and Hremala and Daraia and Hrdma, Saudi state-run news agency.

The administration explained that the suspension of studies was due to the sandstorm, with the Saudi General Authority for Meteorology and Environmental Protection issuing the decision to ensure the safety of students.

The Saudi met office said the storm would likelycontinue for a few more days, with southern winds to hit speeds of 55km/h. Temperatures are expected to drop in the central and eastern regions of Saudi Arabia with low visibility due to the thick dust in the air.

But airline traffic won’t be affected by the storms, according to Director of the department of information and public relations in the airport Turki Al-Dheeb.