All educational Institutions to remain closed till 6 February


DailyNewSun Report :

Health Minister Zahid Maleque today said all schools, colleges and universities will remain closed for the next two weeks due to a surge of COVID-19 cases across the country.

“We decided to shut down all schools, colleges and universities for next two weeks after discussion with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina as the spread of coronavirus has increased sharply,” he told a press conference here.

The Cabinet Division today issued a notification in this regard.

The universities have been advised to take necessary measures to this end.

No religious, political, social and state event will be allowed to have more than a 100 people. Participants must obtain either vaccination certificate or negative RT-PCR Covid-19 test report not older than 24 hours prior to joining such events, the notification read.

Everyone must wear mask at all public places including kitchen markets, shopping malls, bus stand, launch ghat, railway station, among others.

Local administration and law enforcers will be constantly monitoring the situation, it added.