Published:  01:43 AM, 25 March 2020

School shutdown extended to Apr 9

School shutdown extended to Apr 9

Education Minister Dipu Moni has announced that all the educational institutions of the country will remain shut until April 9 aiming to prevent spread of deadly coronavirus.

She came up with the announcement while briefing reporters on Tuesday.Dipu Moni said, "All the educational institutions will remain closed until April 9."The decision was taken at a meeting with the representatives of Primary and Mass Education Ministry and other concerned, she said.

On March 16, she announced that all the educational institutions of the country will remain shut until March 31.
The coaching centers will also remain closed, she said.

The global death toll from coronavirus or Covid-19 reached 16,510 on Tuesday -- a mortality rate of 14 percent.The virus has so far infected 378,842 people around the world, according to worldometer.Of them, 260,268 are currently being treated with 12,062 in serious or critical condition.

So far, 118,574 cases had outcomes and of them, 102,064 (86 percent) recovered.Meanwhile, Bangladesh so far confirmed three coronavirus death and 27 cases.Bangladesh government on Monday declared general holidays from March 26 to April 4, aiming to prevent its transmission.



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