Covid-19: Closure of educational institutions extended till August 31

 

Nazifa Tasnim Janita, dressed in her school uniform, looks on from her balcony, waiting for the day she can meet her friends and teachers at Mollika Kindergarten and High School again. The photo was taken from Barishal city’s Branch Road on April 2. Photo: Titu Das

The government has extended the ongoing closure of all educational institutions till August 31 as a preventive measure against further spread of coronavirus.

The decision is also applicable for Ebtedayee and Qawmi madrasas across the country, according to a press release of the education ministry.

Based on recommendations by the National Technical Advisory Committee on Covid-19, the government has extended the closure considering the safety of students, teachers, employees and guardians amid growing Covid-19 infections and the countrywide lockdown.

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