All the educational institutions, except madrasas, in Bangladesh will remain closed till February 28 due to the continuous surge in COVID19 cases in the country.

The educational institutions in Bangladesh have remained closed since March 17, 2020 after the COVID19 outbreak, says a media report.

The report quoted MA Khair, public relations officer of the ministry of education, as saying: “The government has decided to keep all educational institutions of the country, except Qawmi madrasas, closed till February 28 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.”

It has been reported that on January 29, the closure of all educational institutions in Bangladesh was extended up to February 14.

Bangladesh has recorded 291 new COVID19 cases in the 24 hours till Saturday morning and this has been claimed to be the lowest in nearly 10 months.

Meanwhile, Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday said the country had procured three crore COVID19 vaccine doses while other nations have expressed interest to provide them supplies.

The Bangladesh PM said this while speaking after virtually laying the foundation stone of Kumudini International Institute of Medical Sciences and Cancer Research (KIIMS CaRe) at Narayanganj, from her official residence Gono Bhaban.

“We made advance payment when the research was going on and the World Health Organisation did not give approval, but I have made the advance payment so that we could get it early to save the country from the COVID19 pandemic,” Hasina said.

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