DHAKA, Oct. 1 (Xinhua) -- Bangladesh Thursday again extended the time of educational institutions closure amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Bangladesh's Ministry of Education said Thursday in a statement that the government extended the closure of all educational institutions till Oct. 31.
Previously the closure was extended in phases till Oct. 3.
Bangladeshi Education Minister Dipu Moni Wednesday said that the country's entire COVID-19 situation is not favourable for reopening educational institutions.
Bangladesh on March 16 first announced to close all the educational institutions in the country from March 17 in an effort to halt the spread of the COVID-19.
Since March 8, the virus has spread to nearly every Bangladeshi district and the total number rose to 364,987 with 5,272 deaths so far.