Next decision after two weeks: Health Minister
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Health and Family Welfare Minister Zahid Maleque
Health and Family Welfare Minister Zahid Maleque has said all schools, colleges and equivalent educational institutions will remain closed for the next two weeks amid a surge in Covid-19 transmission across the country. Next decision will be taken after two weeks observing the situation.
The minister said this at a special press briefing at the Directorate General of Health Services on Friday (21 January).
“The rate of infections among school-college students has increased. Infection control is now urgent. We have decided to close all educational institutions for two weeks taking a permission of the Prime Minister. The purpose of closing all educational institutions is to reduce the number of infections. So that, students are not infected”, he said.
Not more than a hundred people can take part in religious and social ceremonies and everyone must have a vaccination certificate, he said.
The Cabinet Division issued a gazette notification on Friday morning mentioning several restrictions.