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‘No decision yet to reopen educational institutions’

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Update: Monday, August 9, 2021

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‘No decision yet to reopen educational institutions’

Cabinet Secretary Khandker Anwarul Islam on Monday said that no decision has yet been taken to resume classes at the educational institutions.

“The Education Ministry is holding discussions on the ways to reopen educational institutions. The ministry has laid emphasis on vaccination of students. They will brief journalists,” he said while briefing the journalists after a cabinet meeting.

Responding to a question, the Cabinet Secretary said the issue of vaccination was not discussed in today’s meeting. Health Ministry will inform about the matter.

He also informed that that permission was not given to open the entertainment venues or mass gathering
events.

The government on Sunday issued a notification relaxing the ongoing strict restrictions on public movement and activities from Wednesday by reopening all the government, non-government, and private offices, factories, shopping malls, markets, restaurants and hotels, and resuming public transport services.

In order to contain coronavirus transmission, strict restrictions were imposed across the country from July 23 to August 5. Later, the restrictions were extended up to August 11 taking the prevailing coronavirus death and infection into consideration.

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