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All Educational Institutions Will Be Closed Till March 31

Education Minister Dipu Moni today said all educational institutions — schools and colleges — will remain closed till March 31, starting from tomorrow, as a preventive measure against spread of the coronavirus.  The coronavirus epidemic has spread fear among all.

Some Bangladeshis have been infected with coronavirus after coming in contact with returnees from coronavirus-affected countries, Dipu Moni said all returnees must follow instructions. 

"Students are being requested to stay in their respective homes and remain cautious," the education minister said while briefing media in this regard.

The decision on Higher Secondary Examinations scheduled for April 1 will be taken as the date for the exams near and there is no reason to take this decision now, the minister said.

She also said this is an evolving situation and any decisions needed to ensure prevention of coronavirus spread will be taken. 

Meanwhile, Dhaka University authorities have decided to close the university from March 18 to 28 over coronavirus fears as well. Jagannath University students have also decided to boycott classes and exams indefinitely due to the coronavirus fear.

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