No truth to reports of COVID infections in schools: education minister
“I am checking social media,” she said at Shilpakala Academy on Saturday, two weeks after schools reopened following a year-and-a-half closure due to the pandemic.
“They regularly send me reports claiming infections at this school or that school. We made immediate inquiries at every school reported. But we have not found any of them to be true as yet,” Dipu Moni said.
On Wednesday, media reports said that a school student in Manikganj had died after contracting the coronavirus. The student had gone to school for the last time on Sept 15. They had no health problems at the time.
Reports have also emerged of students and teachers at various educational institutions across the country contracting the coronavirus.
“We are monitoring the situation,” the education minister said. “So far, we have heard reports of infections at some primary schools. The Ministry of Primary and Mass Education is responsible for those and are taking the necessary steps.”