Educational institutions may remain closed till September if virus does not fade: PM
All educational institutions across the country might remain closed till September if the coronavirus situation does not improve, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said today.
"We will reopen the institutions as soon as the situation improves. We will open other sectors gradually," she said during a video conference at her official Ganabhaban residence.
Sheikh Hasina also said, "The government has given highest priority on saving lives of the people and ensuring their livelihood during this coronavirus pandemic."
Public representatives and officials of the eight districts of Rajshahi division are connected to it to discuss on the present coronavirus situation of the country.
There are around two lakh educational institutions across the country with more than four crore of students.
On March 16, the government decided to keep all the educational institutions closed from March 17 to 31, aiming to prevent spread of deadly coronavirus. Later, the Education Ministry extended the time of the closure till April 9.