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Coronavirus: Bangladesh shuts all educational institutions

Atta Ur Rehman KhanWeb Editor & Columnist

16th Mar, 2020. 09:24 pm
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Bangladesh coronavirus

The government of Bangladesh said educational institutions across the country will be suspended for next two weeks as a precautionary measure to fight outbreak of coronavirus after the number of the infected people rose on Monday.

According to the details, Mohibul Hasan Chowdhury, the country’s deputy education minister said, “Primarily we decided to close the educational institutions on March 17-31, and further decision will be taken after March 31, if necessary.”

Coronavirus live updates: India confirms first death whereas France closes schools

Earlier, Health ministry confirms that there are 73 cases of coronavirus in India.

Officials informed that the man was tested at the airport when he came back from Saudi Arabia. But he did not show symptoms at that time.

He was taken to the hospital when he felt difficulty in breathing.


It is to be noted that an ongoing outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus, started in December 2019.

It was first identified in Wuhan, the capital of Hubei, China.[5][6] As of 26 February 2020, 81,278 cases have been confirmed, including in all provinces of China and more than forty other countries.

There have been 2,770 deaths attributable to the disease, including 55 outside mainland China, surpassing that of the 2003 SARS outbreak.

However, more than 30,000 people have since recovered.

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