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Dubai school shuts temporarily due to water contamination

Dubai school shuts temporarily due to water contamination

The school has confirmed that no clinical cases have been identified on campus.

The alleged presence of bacteria that causes Legionnaires’ disease caused a Dubai school to close temporarily on Sunday.

However, the school has confirmed that no clinical cases have been identified on campus.

The German International School (DISD) in Academic city said it was closing for precautionary measures, and reiterated that it will “commence normal operation once the issue has been fully resolved”.

In a statement to Khaleej Times, the German Consulate, speaking on behalf of DISD, confirmed the temporary closure of the school.

“The German International School Dubai places highest priority on the health and safety of its community. Therefore, after a possible contamination of water was discovered, the school has been closed as a matter of precaution. The school is in direct contact with the UAE authorities and is coordinating all further steps closely with them in accordance with all regulations. The school will commence normal operation once the issue has been fully resolved. The school will assure that the health and safety of pupils, staff and the community at large are strictly safeguarded at all times.”

In a message shared with Khaleej Times from a parent in Dubai (under anonymity) on Sunday, it alleged that parents were informed the school would remain closed on Monday because “they found Legionnaires’ bacteria” in the water.

According to latest figures, the school plays host to 670 students and 64 staff.

kelly@khaleejtimes.com  

 

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