The vaccination campaign for Qawmi Madrasha students began on Sunday.
Additional director general of the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) Prof. Meerjady Sabrina Flora and director of vaccination campaign Dr Shamsul Haque inaugurated the programme at Jamia Nurani Mohila Madrasha in Mirpur in the capital .
“The government is conducting the vaccination campaign successfully and those who have not received the jab yet are being included in the campaign, “said Sabrina.
Besides, director of the vaccination campaign Dr Shamsul Haque, said, “The campaign to vaccinate Madrasha students began across the country through the vaccination of Qwami madrasha students and this programme be expanded gradually.”
Earlier on January 10, Education Minister Dipu Moni said all the students, aged above 12 or above, will be vaccinated with at least one dose of Covid-19 vaccine by January 31 so that they could attend schools and colleges.
The education minister said 48,19,554 students have been vaccinated against Covid so far.
“Those who have not been vaccinated yet will join classes online after January 12 and they will be allowed to attend classes after receiving the vaccine,” said the minister at a press briefing at the secretariat.
After a long closure due to the pandemic, the students of schools and colleges in Bangladesh returned to their classrooms on September 12 last year.
Amid the growing concern over the Coronavirus’ new Omicron variant, the government on January 13 imposed 11-point restrictions.
The government has extended the period of the existing restrictions on people’s movement and other activities until February 21 and imposed two new ones considering the worsening Covid-19 situation in the country.
These restrictions will remain in force from February 7 to 21, said a notification issued by the Cabinet Division on February 3.
Besides, in-person classes of schools, colleges and equivalent educational institutions will remain suspended during this period, said the notification.