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Angry Parents Denounce Bangladesh for Shutting Schools, Opening Trade Fairs

The Bangladeshi Education Ministry extended an existing closure of its public and private schools this week through February 20 citing concerns about the spread of coronavirus, “raising eyebrows” among some observers as the decision coincided with the federal government’s easing of gathering restrictions for non-essential business events, such as trade fairs thronged by thousands of people, the Associated Press (AP) reported Thursday.

Students attend their class at the Rajuk Uttara Model College in Dhaka on September 12, 2021, as Bangladesh schools reopened after 18 months in one of the world's longest shutdowns due to the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic. (Photo by Munir Uz zaman / AFP) (Photo by MUNIR UZ ZAMAN/AFP via Getty …