DU to remain closed on Mar 18-28
All educational institutions to remain shut till Mar 31
Published : Monday, 16 March, 2020 at 12:24 PM Count : 1864
In the wake of coronavirus threat, the government has decided to shut down all educational institutions till March 31.
Deputy Minister of Education Mohibul Hasan Chowdhury confirmed media about the matter.
"In the meeting, the Prime Minister has given some instructions. In that perspective, we've decided to keep the educational institutions close till March 31 for the students' safety," he added.
Meanwhile, the authorities of Dhaka University have announced the closure of the institution from March 18 to 28 to tackle the situation.
Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Md Akhtaruzzaman made the announcement at a press briefing.
Bangladesh has so far reported five cases. Four of these patients had come from coronavirus infected countries in Europe. On Sunday, the government announced that the first three patients had been discharged.