Plea in HC seeks 30 days closure of Edu. institutions...

Plea in HC seeks 30 days closure of Edu. institutions

 Staff Correspondent

 Published: 12:39 PM, 19 January 2022   Updated: 05:19 PM, 19 January 2022

High Court; File Photo

High Court; File Photo

A petition has been filed in the High Court seeking directions to close the educational institutions for 30 days due to an increased coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak. 

Advocate Yunus Ali Akand filed the petition on Wednesday morning. 

Confirming the information, Advocate Yunus Ali Akand said, “A bench of Justice Farah Mahbub and Justice SM Moniruzzaman likely to hear the appeal.”

Meanwhile, 10 more people have died of Covid-19 in the country in a day, bringing the death toll from the pandemic to 28,164. Besides, 8,407 COVID cases were detected in contrast to 35,054 sample tests in the last 24 hours with a detection rate of 23.98 percent, counting the overall caseload to 16,32,794.

In the last 24 hours, 475 people have recovered, climbing the recovery patients from the Covid-19 to 15,53,795. 

This information has been given in a press release sent from the Directorate General of Health Service (DGHS) on Tuesday.

Meanwhile, the virtual trial in the Supreme Court has started on Wednesday morning in the context of the significant increase in COVID infection in the country.

On the day, the appellate division headed by Chief Justice Hasan Foez Siddique started its activities from 9 am. Judicial proceedings have started in the High Court Division from 10:30 am.