Dhaka University authorities have announced that the university will remain shut for 11 days from March 18 to 28 in efforts to contain the spread of coronavirus.
The decision was taken at an emergency meeting headed by vice-chancellor Prof Md Akhtaruzzaman on Monday, according to local media reports.
Earlier on Sunday, DUCSU (Dhaka University Central Students' Union) recommended that the university be shut temporarily.
The same day, newly admitted students of the university gathered in front of Raju Memorial Sculpture demanding suspension of all academic activities.
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