The government has decided not to extend the ongoing Covid-19 restrictions anymore from February 22, said Cabinet Secretary Khandker Anwarul Islam on Sunday.
"A clear instruction has been given to reopen schools (secondary and higher educational institutes) on the day after tomorrow (Feb 22) and primary schools on March 01 as no Covid-19 restriction will be imposed anymore from February 22. But all will have to be careful so that everyone must wear masks," he said while briefing reporters after the Cabinet meeting.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina chaired the virtual meeting from her official residence Ganobhaban, while others joined it from the Cabinet Division of Bangladesh Secretariat.
The Cabinet Secretary said the authorities concerned were instructed to ensure that everyone uses masks in any programme and gathering.
Noting that a programme was taken to vaccinate one crore people on February 26 next across the country, he said the Cabinet requested the media to circulate its news massively.
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He said the field administration including DCs, SPs and civil surgeons, as well as mayors, chairmen, other local government representatives and men of political parties were asked to campaign massively so that no one is left out of the vaccination coverage after February 26.
Besides, the Health Ministry is mulling to vaccinate the under-12 children, gathering experiences from other countries.
On January 13 last, the government imposed 11-point Covid-19 restrictions till February 7 amid the growing concerns over the transmission of Omicron, a new variant of coronavirus, in the country. Later, the restrictions were extended up to February 21.