Schools, colleges to remain closed till February 6

From tomorrow till February 6, schools, colleges, and equivalent educational institutions will be closed. The universities will take action themselves.

A notification in this regard has been issued by the District and Field Administration Branch of the Cabinet Division today.

The notice also added that not more than 100 people will be able to gather in any social, political, religious or government events. Also, those attending any such event have to carry Covid-19 vaccine certificates as well as a RT-PCR negative certificate from a test done within 24 hours of the event.

Covid-19 certificate of all employees of government and non-government organisations must be collected by the office authorities.

Also, mask wearing must be ensured in all public places including shopping malls, bus stands, masjid, launch terminals, and rail stations.

All local authorities and law enforcement agencies have been directed to ensure all these restrictions, reads the notice.

"The Covid-19 infection rate is increasing, it is alarming that many students are being infected," said Health Minister Zahid Maleque at a press briefing today.

"Schools, colleges and universities will be closed for the next two weeks. The next steps will be decided based on the situation after two weeks," he added.