‘School-college closure depends on Health Ministry’s decision’
|| Published: 2020-03-08 17:41:31 || Updated: 2020-03-08 17:41:31
Deputy Minister for Education Mohibul Hassan Chowdhoury has said the government is yet to decide if educational institutions will be closed down following the detection of coronavirus in Bangladesh.
Steps will be taken as per instructions of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, he said on Sunday, reports UNB.
“We are yet to decide whether educational institutions will remain open or not. Steps will be taken as per instructions of the Health Ministry. Our education minister is maintaining close contact with the Health Ministry.”
Earlier in the day, the Institute of Epidemiology, Disease Control and Research (IEDCR) revealed that they have diagnosed three people with Covid-19 in Bangladesh.
The announcement has created panic among people as it was the first reported case of coronavirus in the country.
However, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina assured the people that the government has enough preparations to combat the novel coronavirus.
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