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Closure of educational institutions extended until Nov 14

Published: 29 Oct 2020 Updated: 29 Oct 2020   

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The government has again extended the closure of educational institutions, until November 14 to prevent the spread of coronavirus.

Education Minister Dr Dipu Moni came up with the information at a virtual press briefing on Thursday, reports UNB.

The government announced general holidays in late March in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak and shut all the educational institutions.

Although activities at both government and private offices were gradually restored, educational institutions have not been reopened.

The previously announced closure of educational institutions is scheduled to end on October 31.

Bangladesh on Wednesday announced the detection of 1,493 new coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours and 23 more deaths.

The country’s caseload stands at 403,079 with 5,861 fatalities.

With the recovery of 1,610 patients, the total number of recovered patients jumped to 319,733. The current recovery rate is 79.32 percent.

The fatality rate in Bangladesh is 1.45 percent, the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) said.

Bangladesh has so far tested 2,296,321 samples -- 12,357 in the last 24 hours -- and 17.55 percent have turned out to be positive.

Bangladesh is seeing 2366.79 infections, 1877.40 recoveries and 34.41 deaths per million.

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