The government announced the closure of educational institutions again after the outbreak of corona. Health Minister Zahid Malek has said that all schools, colleges, and universities in the country will be closed for two weeks at this stage.
He made the remarks at a news briefing at the health department on Friday (January 21) morning.
In the meantime, the cabinet department has issued several new bans, including the closure of educational institutions, due to the increase in infections. According to the circular issued on Friday (January 21), all schools, colleges, and educational institutions of the same level will remain closed till February 6, 2022. However, the concerned authorities will take action regarding the universities.
Earlier, all educational institutions in the country were declared closed from March 2020 at the beginning of coronavirus infection. After extending the leave-in several steps and being closed for about 17 months, classes started in educational institutions in Bangladesh on 12 September. During this long time, online classes are being conducted along with television. The issue of closure of educational institutions came up again after the outbreak of the disease increased again earlier this year. However, the education minister had been saying that the coronavirus vaccination of the students should be continued in a limited range.
In the briefing, the health minister said, “The infection rate of school-college students has increased. They are seeking medical attention. Infection control is urgent at this time. We have decided to close the educational institution for two weeks subject to the permission of the Prime Minister.”
He also said that after two weeks, considering the situation, the next decision will be taken to open or close the educational institution.