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No travel in trains, planes without vaccine certificate

 Staff Correspondent

 Published: 04:48 PM, 6 January 2022   Updated: 05:33 PM, 6 January 2022

Trains, planes; File Photo

Trains, planes; File Photo

Cabinet Secretary Khandker Anwarul Islam today said without a certificate of receiving two doses of coronavirus vaccine, no one can travel in trains and planes.

He made the remarks after a Cabinet meeting on Thursday. 

The meeting was chaired by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. The Prime Minister joined the meeting from Ganabhaban in the capital and Ministers and State Ministers joined from the Cabinet at the Secretariat via video conference.

“In order to go trade fairs, book fairs, restaurants, shopping malls and to travel by trains and planes, a certificate of two doses of vaccine must be shown,” said Cabinet Secretary Khandker Anwarul Islam.

He added that “students over the age of 12 have been barred from entering the school without taking a single shot of the COVID vaccine”. The decision of the Cabinet has already been informed to the Ministry of Education.

The Cabinet Secretary said due to the increase in COVID infection, the presence of people in social and political events should be limited. Students who have not been vaccinated are barred from entering the school. 

He added that a decision on public transport would be made if the COVID cases increased. Besides, BRTA will be instructed not to increase fares on public transport.