Bangladesh extends lockdown till 23 May

Keeping the high number of active cases in the country in mind, authorities in Bangladesh have extended lockdown in the country till 23 May now

May 17, 2021
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Bangladesh lockdown (File)

Keeping the high number of active cases in the country in mind, authorities in Bangladesh have extended lockdown in the country till 23 May now. 

 The Cabinet Division in Bangladesh has issued a circular on Sunday, extending the ongoing countrywide restrictions on movement and long-distance public transport till May 23 in a bid to contain the spread of Covid-19, The Daily Star said. 

However, this time the government has included all organizations and departments involved in collecting taxes and revenues in the category of emergency services, thus allowing them to operate even during the restrictions. 

Shops that sell food items, hotels, and restaurants will only be allowed to provide takeaway or online services during the period.  Other restrictions on flights and public transport will remain in place as before. 

Officials are concerned over the possible spread of the B 1.167, the coronavirus variant responsible for the disastrous surge in India.  

(SAM)

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