Govt Issues Gazette Extending Holiday until May 30

Bangladesh has extended the ongoing shutdown till May 30 to curb the transmission of coronavirus as it continues to claim more lives and infect a larger number of people every day across the country.

The Ministry of Public Administration has issued a gazette notification in this regard on Thursday.

On March 23, the government declared general holidays from March 26 to April 4 to curb the spread of coronavirus.

Later, the holidays were extended five times to May 5. A notification on April 25 included a directive that all the ministries, divisions and their subordinate offices involved in providing emergency services will remain open on a limited scale during the extended general holidays.

On the same day, the Public Administration Ministry said government offices at division, district and Upazila levels under 18 ministries and divisions will remain open on a limited scale.

The government closed all educational institutions and shut down rail, road, river and air communications to prevent the spread of the highly contagious virus.

Amid high risk of coronavirus transmission, some garment factories reopened on April 26 and factory owners claimed they were operating with workers available in Dhaka maintaining hygiene issues.

Coronavirus COVID-19, first reported in China in December last year, is affecting 212 countries and territories around the world.

Bangladesh confirmed 17,822 coronavirus cases and 269 deaths until Wednesday.

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