Publish: 23 Mar 2020, 08:36 pm
Banks will stay open throughout the general holidays announced Mar 26-Apr 4 to curb the spread of coronavirus, according to Bangladesh Bank.
But their activities in this time will be scaled down to mitigate the possibility of another epidemic, Executive Director of the central bank, Serajul Islam told media on Monday.
The central bank will issue a circular on the decision on Monday or Tuesday, he added.
Earlier, Cabinet Secretary Khandker Anwarul Islam announced the decision to close down all government and private offices and courts from Mar 26 for 10 days amid growing coronavirus concerns that have infected at least 33 people and killed 3.
The closure will not affect emergency services when working on a small scale in public transport.