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Bangladesh decides to keep all educational institutions closed till Dec 19

January 26, 2021

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They have been closed since March 17 because of the Covid-19 pandemic

The government has decided to extend the ongoing shutdown on schools and other educational institutions of the country till December 19 due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

MA Khair, public relation officer of the Education Ministry, confirmed the development to Dhaka Tribune on Thursday. The ministry has also issued an official notice in this regard.

On November 9, Cabinet Secretary Khandker Anwarul Islam had told the media that the decision on whether educational institutions will reopen after November 14 or not will be taken in the “next couple of days.”

The government had announced general holidays in late March in the wake of the pandemic and shut all the educational institutions from March 17.

Although activities at both government and private offices were gradually restored, educational institutions have not been reopened.

Last month, shutdown on all educational institutions, except Qawmi madrasas, were extended till November 14.

Meanwhile, the country’s health authorities on Thursday reported that 1,845 new Covid-19 cases were recorded in the last 24 hours, bringing the total to 427,198.

Besides, 13 more patients died from the virus infection during the same period, which took the death toll to 6,140. On the other hand, 344,868 patients — 80.73% — have recovered so far.

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