Students will be able to go to school only after vaccination

Digital Desk, Dhaka. Bangladeshi government has decided not to allow children aged 12 to 17 years to go to school without vaccination amid worsening COVID pandemic situation. This was announced by Bangladeshi cabinet secretary Khandkar Anwarul Islam, reports Xinhua news agency.

He said that steps are being taken to bring all children in the country under the ambit of vaccination. Bangladesh started immunization of children aged 12 to 17 years last year. The government may limit public transport to half the capacity. Bangladesh is currently witnessing a surge in fresh COVID-19 cases.

The Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) in the country reported 4,920 infections in the last seven days till Thursday morning. The country had recorded 1,140 new COVID-19 cases and seven deaths on Thursday, taking the total number of cases to 15,89,947. And the death toll due to the infection has gone up to 28,097. Bangladesh had recorded the highest number of 16,230 new cases on July 28 last year and twice the maximum number of 264 deaths on August 5 and 10 respectively last year.

(IANS)

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