San Francisco Chronicle

Students return to classrooms


Bangladesh reopened schools and other educationa­l institutio­ns Sunday as its virus caseload eases and more people are vaccinated.

Schools were closed on March 17, 2020, after the virus arrived in the nation of over 160 million people. Authoritie­s decided to reopen after almost 97% of the country’s teachers and staff have been vaccinated, the government said.

Wearing masks, students arrived Sunday at schools that were decorated with balloons and ribbons.

Education Minister Dipu Moni warned against any lax enforcemen­t of safety measures. Initially, every class will attend once a week, authoritie­s say.

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