7,229 special school buses arranged to transport 265,000 students in Dubai


Emirates Transport concluded its preparations to transport nearly 265,000 students enrolled in public and private national schools for the 2020-2021 academic year, by deploying 7,229 school buses equipped with the latest safety equipment.

Mohammed Abdullah Al Jarman, General Manager of Emirates Transport, highlighted the company’s keenness to offer safe, regular and sustainable school transportation according to the highest standards, in line with the precautionary and preventive measures adopted by relevant authorities and its strategic partners from around the country aimed at protecting children, their parents and workers from the coronavirus, Covid-19, pandemic.

He added that the company has prepared buses to transport students to and from 700 public and private schools, noting that it employs 7,059 drivers and 6,218 supervisors to carry out daily school transportation tasks, who have attended regular training programmes organised by the company.

The training programmes were drafted according to accurate plans, and Emirates Transport is keen to develop new training material, under the framework of its comprehensive plan to ensure the safety of students, he said.

The training covers various areas, such as civil defence, first aid, driving, dealing with students and parents, and how to evacuate buses during emergencies, he explained.

The company is committed to ensuring the safety of its school bus fleet, in line with local laws and international practices, by utilising the latest technologies, such as smart tracking systems that use satellites, and a comprehensive CCTV monitoring system to track movements and locations, Al Jarman said in conclusion.

Covid positive woman on ventilator delivers healthy baby

A Covid-19 afflicted woman who had been placed on ventilator at India’s Apollo Hospital has delivered a healthy baby.

A team of doctors accomplished a near miracle by saving the mother and child, despite the patient’s highly critical health condition.

The mother contracted Covid while she was in the seventh month of pregnancy and had to be put on ventilator.

A pre-term delivery was performed despite the mother’s condition and both were discharged in a healthy condition.

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The Bahrain health ministry has reported 357 new cases of the Covid-19 coronavirus on Tuesday, along with 362 recoveries. The death toll increased to 186 with one new death.

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