Dhaka University on Friday suspended all physical classes till February 6, following a Cabinet Division order in the wake of an alarming surge in Covid cases in the country.
However, all online education activities will continue with the participation of teachers and students, the prestigious university said in a statement.
All offices of the university will remain open on a limited scale during the period from 9am to 1pm. All emergency services -- electricity, water, gas, internet, healthcare -- on the campus will also remain uninterrupted, according to the statement.
DU authorities advised students to stay in their respective dormitories adhering to all Covid-safety protocols and avoid all public gatherings. The authorities also urged all concerned not to arrange meetings or seminars on the university campus.
"If we close dormitories, students will get scattered and the risk of spreading the virus will increase. So, we are not planning to shut the halls and dormitories," said Prof Md Akhtaruzzaman, Vice-Chancellor of DU.