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PM for reopening educational institutes soon

  • Published at 10:15 pm August 18th, 2021
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File photo of some students with new books in school premises Dhaka Tribune

Students above 18 years will be brought under vaccination program soon

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has directed the authorities concerned to reopen the educational institutions as early as possible taking into consideration Covid-19 infections and the vaccination situation in the country. 

The premier gave the directive during a meeting with secretaries from different ministries and divisions, said Cabinet Secretary Khandker Anwarul Islam while briefing journalists at the Secretariat on Wednesday. 

"The meeting discussed in detail the reopening of educational institutions. After the discussion,   Prime Minister ordered to reopen the educational institutions at the quickest possible time on the basis of conducive scenario of the pandemic," he said. 

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The cabinet secretary said the premier also instructed them to continue the virtual or online based education program.  

The meeting was held at the NEC conference Room in the city’s Sher-e-Banglanagar attended by secretaries of different ministries and divisions. 

Cabinet Secretary Khandker Anwarul Islam conducted the meeting. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina addressed the meeting virtually from her official Ganabhaban residence.

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Vaccine status

Khandker Anwarul Islam said the government has a stock of 10.4 million doses of Covid-19 vaccine.

"We've also got assurance for 210 million doses of Covid-19 vaccine so far," he said this while briefing journalists about the meeting at the Secretariat. 

He said the Cabinet Committee on Government Purchase in its last meeting approved procurement of six core more doses of vaccine. 

He said the country so far got 31 million doses of vaccine, of which 20.5 million jabs have already been administered. 

Khandker Anwarul Islam said students above 18 years should be brought under vaccination programme immediately adding that students in different groups who are eligible will also be vaccinated on priority basis .