Govt to extend closure of educational institutions for more 2 weeks

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The government is likely to extende the closure of educational institutions across the country for more two weeks due to the recent spike in the spread of the COVID-19 infection.

Mentioning that the COVID-19 infection rate is nearly 30 percent across the country now, Education Minister Dr Dipu Moni today said that the government is considering to take this decision in consultation with the experts of the National Technical Advisory Committee on Coronavirus.

The classroom teaching programme in the educational institutions was declared closed till February 6, she said, adding that the closure would be extended for another 14 days.

She urged all to maintain proper health rules to prevent COVID-19 infection and hoped that the students would quickly get the chance to attend the classrooms.