School Closures In Bangladesh Extended Again Till Jan 30

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The harmful shutdown of all educational institutions in Bangladesh continues as the authorities have extended again the running closures until January 30, reads a press release.

However, Qawmi madrasas will enjoy exemption from the latest decision, said the release.  The Ministry of Education issued a letter in this regard January 15, added it.

All kinds of academic institutions including schools, colleges and even universities in the country have remained closed since March 17 last year in order to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus though the rate of infections has recently come down to close to 5.

Since then, the authorities have stretched the closures multiple times with the earlier period of closures being expected to end on January 16. Instead it has been widened again ignoring suggestions and advices on reopening from various local and international organizations.

In Bangladesh, the first case of covid-19 infections was declared on March 8, 2020. Over the period now, the total number of infections in the country stands at 5,26,485 and the death toll at 7,862 with death rate staying at 1.49 percent.

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