Buses will be allowed to ply within the cities and districts, but inter-district service will remain suspended.


Bangladesh Lockdown extended till 23 May


Bangladesh Lockdown extended till 23 May

Dhaka, Bangladesh::

 

The government has extended the ongoing lockdown for another week – till 23 May midnight- to curb the spread of Covid-19 in the country.

A gazette notification has been issued in this regard on Sunday.

Buses will be allowed to ply within the cities and districts, but inter-district service will remain suspended.

Besides, train and launch services will also remain suspended during the extended lockdown.

Offices related to revenue collection will remain out of restrictions.

Besides, restaurants and hotels will be allowed to provide takeaway service.

On 3 May, the government extended the countrywide lockdown until 16 May. However, it also allowed the movement of public transport services in cities from 6 May.

In Bangladesh, limited restrictions were in place from 5-11 April to tame the second wave of the pandemic.

Later, a one-week nationwide lockdown was enforced from 14 April, which was then extended until 28 April. It was further extended till 5 May.

The government, however, lifted some of the restrictions, including on shops and shopping malls.

The border with India was closed for 14 days, starting on 26 April, as Covid-19 has taken a dangerous turn in the neighboring country. The closure was extended for another two weeks later.

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