Bangladesh extends restrictions till 16 May amid surge in cases

The Bangladesh government has decided to extend the ongoing restrictions till 16 May as the coronavirus cases remained unchecked, reported The Daily Star

May 04, 2021
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Bangladesh lockdown (File)

The Bangladesh government has decided to extend the ongoing restrictions till 16 May as the coronavirus cases remained unchecked, reported The Daily Star. The government had imposed severe restrictions last month as its hospitals across the country struggled to cope with the caseload. 

No inter-district transport services will be allowed during the period, the country’s Cabinet Secretary Khandaker Anwarul Islam said while briefing reporters after a Cabinet meeting. However, intra-city transportation will be relaxed from today, he informed. 

Furthermore, the government warned that they would close marketplaces if they see a violation of SOPs.

Bangladesh is in lockdown for more than three weeks now with certain exemptions made to industries to continue their operations. However, starting from this week, the government took measures to ease some restrictions. 

International flights to some countries have resumed. The border crossing points (along its border with India) remain closed.

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