Turkey is prepared to institute distance education as online and broadcast school lessons are slated to launch on March 23 as part of measures against the novel coronavirus, the country’s national education minister said Thursday.

“All the crews and content are ready. The filming is complete,” Ziya Selcuk told Anadolu Agency’s Editor’s Desk in the capital Ankara.

Lessons will begin on March 23, at 09.00 a.m. local time (0600GMT), and will be 20 minutes each instead of the 40-minute regular classes, said Selcuk.

The lessons will mainly be broadcast via television channels more than once throughout the day, due

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