Banks Remain Open during Lockdown

Desk Report

Published: 22 Jul 2021, 02:05 pm

Representational Image (Photo: Collected)

Representational Image (Photo: Collected)

´╗┐According to the government's announcement to control coronavirus infection, strict lockdown will start from 6 am tomorrow (July 23). However, banks and financial institutions will remain open as usual from Sunday (July 25). Besides, transactions will also take place in the stock market.

During this time, transactions will be done in the bank from 10 am to 1.30 pm every day. The bank will be open till 3 pm to complete the ancillary activities after the transaction.

According to the central bank's guidelines, the bank will remain open for a limited period of time during the period of restrictions from July 25 to August 5 (excluding weekly holidays) considering the situation of coronavirus infection.

Bangladesh Bank says that by strictly following the hygiene rules including wearing of masks, the bank will be able to keep the required number of branches open at its own discretion, including the essential department of the bank's head office, with a limited number of manpower.

Bangladesh Bank's circular said that during the strict lockdown, the main branches of each bank, all foreign trade branches and one branch in each district and upazila headquarters will be kept open.

Chief Editor: Eliash Uddin Palash | Publisher: Nahida Akter Zahedee

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