Health Desk- 20 Nov 2020: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday acknowledged that staying at home had been increasingly difficult for students, but the government would not put children's lives at risk by reopening the educational institutions.
She was delivering the speech in the first ever special session in parliament.
Before her speech, Deputy Leader of the Opposition and Jatiya Party Chairman GM Quader demanded that the government reopen all educational institutions.
The PM replied that the USA, different European countries, and the UK had reopened their educational institutions. ‘But amid rising cases of Covid-19, those countries were forced to shut their schools again,’ she said.
Hasina said she and the education minister had discussed reopening of schools when there were fewer daily new cases of cortonavirus.