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‘Final’ decision on educational institution Sunday

 Staff Correspondent daily-bangladesh.com

 Published: 08:57 PM, 8 January 2022  

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COVID cases are on the rise again in the country. In such a situation, the Ministry of Education will hold a meeting with the National Technical Advisory Committee on Covid-19 on Sunday to take a decision on the educational institution.

Education Minister Dr. Dipu Moni informed this in response to a query from reporters at the end of a program in the capital on Saturday.

She added that the meeting to be held at the Ministry of Education will review the overall situation of Covid-19 and take a decision on the educational institution.

Asked about the government’s views on keeping educational institutions open in the context of Omicron, a variant of Covid-19, increase, the Education Minister said, “We have a discussion in our ministry on Saturday. The overall situation will be reviewed at a meeting scheduled at the ministry with the National Technical Committee on Covid-19 on Sunday.”

Dr. Dipu Moni further said, “We had an idea about the increase in virus cases in March. But now it has started to increase at the beginning of January. So the plan we had in mind, will need some coordination.

“But we do not want to close educational institutions. Instead, we want every student to come to the educational institution with the COVID vaccine. That too is being arranged. It may be a little difficult for those who are under 12 years old. We will also decide on those issues,” she also said.

The Education Minister said all the educational institutions have been closed for a year and a half. Arrangements are being made to meet that. The biggest way to fill the gap is to have more students in the classroom. “But the way many people are not paying attention to the hygiene guidelines, if the COVID cases increase, the loss of education will be the most.” 

So everyone should follow the hygiene rules keeping in mind the future of the child. For this now everyone has to be alert and conscious – Because COVID cases are on the rise again, the Education Minister added.

Meanwhile, the DGHS (Directorate General of Health Services) said in a statement on Saturday that one had died of Covid-19 in the last 24 hours across the country. With this, the number of deaths by the pandemic has increased to 28,099. At the same time, another 1,117 new COVID patients have been detected. As a result, the number of virus patients identified in the country has increased to 15,92,209. 

In the last 24 hours, 19,275 samples were conducted, In contrast to that, the detection rate is 5.79 percent. 154 people recovered in the span of 24 hours, bringing the overall recovery patients to 15,52,688.

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