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Govt shuts schools, colleges until Feb 6 as virus surges

| Updated: January 21, 2022 18:51:32

Govt shuts schools, colleges until Feb 6 as virus surges

The government has shut all schools and colleges across the country for two weeks in an effort to limit the spread of coronavirus infections.

The Cabinet Division issued a notice on Friday, making the shutdown effective until February 6.

The decision to close universities in the pandemic has been left to the authorities of the institutions, reports bdnews24.com.

The coronavirus infection has become rampant, which led the government to make the decision, Health Minister Zahid Maleque said on Friday.

The audience of social, political and religious events must be no more than 100 people. Also, those participating in the gatherings will have to provide vaccination cards or COVID-negative certificates (tests must be done within 24 hours).

Government and private company employees must take vaccines and show the certificates at work. The authorities will have to enforce the new rules.

Wearing a mask will be mandatory at public places, including markets, shopping malls, mosques, bus stops, launch jetties and rail stations. People must follow the health protocols.

The local administration and law enforcement agencies have been instructed to monitor the issues.

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