Govt extends school shutdown to Jun 30

Saturday, 12 June 2021

Bangladesh has decided to extend the shutdown of schools and other educational institutions to Jun 30 as the coronavirus pandemic situation continues to deteriorate.

“After consulting with the COVID-19 national advisory committee, the shutdown of all secondary and higher education institutions and Ebtedayee and Qawmi madrasas has been extended to Jun 30,” the Ministry of Education said in a statement on Saturday.

Schools across the country have remained closed due to the pandemic since March 2020, reports bdnews24.com.

The government has announced plans to reopen schools several times, but has backtracked in the face of a rising COVID caseload.