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Mar 16, 2020
6:52PM

Three more Corona positive cases detected, all Educational Institutions closed till March 31

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Bangladesh government has closed all the educational institutions in the country from 18 March till 31 March in view of the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic. The announcement was made today in Dhaka by the Deputy Minister for Education Mohibul Hassan Chowdhury. Dhaka University has also announced that all its academic activities will remain suspended from 18 to 28 March. Rajshahi University and Jagannath University have also been closed until the 31st of March. All the coaching centers have also been closed until the end of March.

All the schools are closed tomorrow for the centenary celebration of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. The schools will not be holding any programs tomorrow in view of the Coronavirus threat.

Ramping up the effort to contain the spread of the Coronavirus government has made home quarantine mandatory for everyone arriving from abroad.


In meanwhile three more cases of Coronavirus, patients have been reported from Bangladesh taking the number of infected people to five. Significantly, the three new cases are locally transmitted infections. Confirming the new cases, Director of the Institute of Epidemiology, Disease Control and Research (IEDCR) Prof Meerjady Sabrina Flora said that in the last 24 hours, 10 samples were tested out of which three were positive. Two of the three patients are local infections. One of the new patients is a family member of another patient who was infected earlier.

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