Government denies cancelling exams in some schools over chickenpox cases spread

CAIRO, Jan 15 (MENA) – The Cabinet’s media center denied reports about issuing a decision cancelling exams in some schools nationwide temporarily over the spread of chickenpox disease among the students.

The center said in a statement on Monday it communicated with the Health and Population Ministry and the Education and Technical Education Ministry, which refuted the news as groundless.

The ministries denied as baseless the reports about the cancellation of the exams or the spread of chickenpox among the students in schools, it added.

The health ministry asserted the health situation is safe and stable in all schools.

The education ministry said no decisions were made in this regard.

All mid-term exams are held on schedule, the education ministry said, pointing out to precautionary and preventive measures being applied to protect against any contagious diseases.

Such reports are meant to disrupt public order and trigger outrage, the statement said.

It urged all citizens not to be deceived by such reports and to immediately contact the ministry if they have any query

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