Educational institutions closed for 2 weeks: Health Minister...

Educational institutions closed for 2 weeks: Health Minister

 Staff Correspondent daily-bangladesh.com

 Published: 11:44 AM, 21 January 2022   Updated: 07:05 PM, 3 February 2022

Health Minister Zahid Maleque hold a press briefing on Friday; Photo: Collected

Health Minister Zahid Maleque hold a press briefing on Friday; Photo: Collected

Health Minister Zahid Maleque today said the educational institutions will be closed for the next two weeks as the COVID situation in the country is on the rise.

He said this in a press briefing on Friday.

Health Minister Zahid Maleque said all types of educational institutions will be closed from January 21, 2022, to February 6, 2022, i.e., two weeks due to an increase in the COVID pandemic situation in the country.

Dr. ABM Khurshid Alam, director general (DG) of the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) and other officials were present at the press briefing. 

The press release of the Cabinet Division

Before this, Education Minister Dr. Dipu Moni also spoke about the closure of educational institutions. “Not in a hurry, instead a decision would be taken regarding the educational institution as per the opinion of the expert committee after observing the situation,” she told the media.

Education Minister said COVID vaccination activities of students are in full swing. We are trying to bring everyone under the vaccine and keep the educational institution open. “However, it is also true that when it seems that the infection rate will increase if the educational institution is kept open, then we may close it,” she added.

“We are trying to figure out how to keep the educational institution safe and prevent infection,” Dr. Dipu Moni said.

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