Seven schools were closed in several Yemeni governorates due to the spread of swine flu in them, reported media sources.
This comes as the Ministry of Education issued directives to school headmasters to close any class in which one case of swine flu is discovered or to shut all classes once more than one case is discovered in several classes in the same school.
The Ministry also postponed the new academic year for more two weeks, especially for primary schools, more classes and schools are reported shut nationwide.
Five schools in Sana'a, one in Taiz, one in Aden were closed last week due to the spread of swine flu and families feel worried about their sons and some decided not to send them to schools.
So far, the reported cases of swine flue reached 921, of which 13 people died and 55 others are closely monitored.
In related news, the authorities of Lahj Central Prisons have not allowed Jurnalist Eyad Ghanem to go to the hospital or provide him medical care inside the cell, though he is suspected to have swine flu.
Sources stated to the altagheer.net that Ghanem's condition is getting worse especially when he suffers from abdominal problems as well as inflammation in his respiratory system.
Amidst calls by human rights organizations to move him to the hospital, Ghanem's father held the authorities responsible for any developments or complications in his son's condition.
For its part, the Yemeni Journalists Syndicate (YJS) called on Lahj's local authorities to send Ghanem to the hospital for treatment especially when his health condition is critical.
Stressing Ghanem's right to receive the required medical care, the syndicate denounced the unjust ruling in Ghanem's case and called for dropping the accusations directed him so that he can continue his university education.