A student drinks water to quench his thirst amid the scorching heat. The picture was taken from Jamal Khan intersection on 31 MayProthom Alo

Educational activities in all primary schools will remain closed for next four days -- between 5 and 8 June -- in a bid to protect the students from the scorching heat.

The primary and mass education ministry on Sunday issued a press release regarding the matter.  

Meanwhile, the meteorological department said mild to severe heatwaves have been sweeping over the country. It will continue for the next five to six days.