After staging their protest till 11:00am, the students went to the Dhaka University campus to meet the controller of exams. Later they went to meet the Eden College authorities at the controller's request.

Government Bangla College student Rabeya said, "We blocked the busy Nilkhet crossing to protest the sudden suspension of our exams."

Vehicular movement on the busy road remained halted for two hours following the protest, causing immense sufferings to commuters.

Earlier on Friday, the government announced the closure of all schools, colleges and universities of the country from 21 January to 6 February in an effort to curb the spread of Covid-19 in Bangladesh.

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