All scheduled examinations under the Public Service Commission(PSC) will remain suspended until 31 March due to global coronavirus outbreak, said its chairman Muhammed Sadique on Monday, UNB reports.

"All scheduled examinations under BPSC have been suspended until 31 March," he told UNB.

Earlier of the day, education minister Dipu Moni announced that all the educational institutions of the country will remain shut till 31 March.

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The decision came after Institute of Epidemiology, Disease Control and Research (IEDCR) director Meerjady Sabrina Flora announced the detection of three new coronavirus patients, including two children, and confirmed that the virus has started transmitting locally.

So far, the country has recorded eight coronavirus cases.

The death toll from coronavirus or COVID-19 reached 6,516 globally as of Monday. It has so far infected 169,552 people around the world, according to worldometer.