Shutdown of schools extended till Aug 31 | The Daily Star
12:00 AM, July 30, 2020 / LAST MODIFIED: 01:12 AM, July 30, 2020

Shutdown of schools extended till Aug 31

The government has again extended the closure of all educational institutions in the country until August 31 considering the coronavirus situation.

Mohammad Abul Khayer, public relations officer of the education ministry, confirmed the matter yesterday.

On March 16, the government had closed all educational institutions to prevent the spread of novel coronavirus.

The government is running a distance learning programme through Sangsad Television. Apart from this, classes are being taken on Facebook and YouTube for primary- and secondary-level students.

Many private universities have already started online classes as the University Grants Commission on March 24 urged teachers to take online classes so that academic activities are not interrupted.

Bangladesh recorded 35 deaths from Covid-19 in 24 hours till yesterday morning, pushing the official death tally from the virus to 3,035.

Besides, the country detected 3,009 new cases after testing 14,127 samples during the same period, taking the total number of confirmed cases to 232,194.


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