All primary school teachers to be vaccinated within a week: State Minister

All the teachers of the government primary schools will be administered Covid-19 vaccine doses within a week, said State Minister for Primary and Mass Education Zakir Hossain.

The state minister came up with the information while talking to reporters after getting vaccinated at the Clinic Building of the Bangladesh Secretariat on Tuesday.

Replying to a question, Zakir Hossain said, “Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has already asked the Health Ministry to bring the teachers under the vaccination drive. We’ll try our best to complete their vaccination within the next seven working days.”

He also urged the ministry staff and the teachers under it to come up and get vaccinated if they are above 40, and requested all to use face masks.

The government rolled out the countrywide mass Covid-19 vaccination drive on February 7, aiming to end the pandemic.

Covid situation in Bangladesh

Nine more people died of Covid-19 and 387 others got infected by the deadly virus in Bangladesh in the last 24 hours till 8 am on Tuesday.

With the fresh ones, the death toll from the virus in the country reached 8,205 while the mortality rate stood at 1.52 percent, the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) said in a handout.

It said the daily Covid-19 infection rate in the country is now 2.67 percent, while the new cases pushed up the national tally to 538,765.

Until this morning, 484,573 patients (89.94 percent of the total reported cases) have recovered. So far, 3,777,242 samples, including 14,468 during the past 24 hours, have been tested.