The recent spurt in Covid-19 cases has forced the government to extend the closure of primary schools and kindergartens until May 29 to protect the students from virus infection.
The decision was taken Sunday, said a handout from the Ministry of Primary and Mass Education.
But classes will continue online during the closure, it said.
Students have to abide by health guidelines and regulations issued from time to time by the Prime Minister's Office, Cabinet Division, Ministry of Public Administration and Health Services Department.
The government also extended the closure of secondary and higher secondary level educational institutions until May 29.
Covid-19 situation in Bangladesh
Bangladesh recorded 363 new Covid-19 cases in 24 hours until Sunday morning as the number of sample tests declined drastically since the beginning of Eid holidays.
Only 5,430 samples were tested during the period. The number was much higher before the Eid-ul-Fitr.
Besides, the country recorded 25 deaths, taking the death toll to 12,149, according to a handout of the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).
The mortality rate rose to 1.56 percent from Saturday’s 1.55 percent while the infection rate is 6.69 percent.
So far, 7,80,159 coronavirus cases have been confirmed in the country.
The government has extended the ongoing lockdown until May 23 considering the overall situation.