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 Education Minister Dr Dipu Moni yesterday said SSC and HSC examinations will be held on time in November and December respectively, report bdnews24.com, The Daily Star, Jugantor. The education minister said this while talking to reporters at a programme in Dhaka’s Shilpokola Academy yesterday
 The Minister further said that if there is any report or possibility of a rise in Covid-19 cases in any educational institution then those will be closed.
 “But no such situation has so far arisen anywhere. If any report comes, we’ll take steps. We don’t want to bring the pre-primary level students to educational institutions now. After three weeks, we’ll make a decision on it,” said Dipu Moni.
 The education minister said the pandemic is not over yet in the world and people must stay careful although the daily infection rate has fallen below 5%. “We’ll have to keep eyes on the situation. Anyone can fall sick anywhere at home, on the way to school or even at educational institutions. We’re alert so that we can take steps immediately. We’ll take measures in consultation with local administrations, civil surgeon offices and the health directorate if we receive any complaint or report.”
 The Minister also said that the government has not found any truth to social media posts claiming COVID infections among students in schools.
“I am checking social media. They regularly send me reports claiming infections at this school or that school. We made immediate inquiries at every school reported. But we have not found any of them to be true as yet,” Dipu Moni said.