Sat, 04 Jul 2020

DHAKA, May 28 (Xinhua) -- The Bangladeshi government on Thursday decided to allow offices and businesses to resume under strict guidelines from Sunday (May 31).

Bangladeshi government issued a gazette notification in this regard on Thursday, saying the new order will remain in force until June 15.

All offices can be reopened on a limited scale from Sunday to June 15 but everyone will still need to follow the health guidelines, said the gazette notification.

Maintaining the guidelines, it said public transport services can also be operated with limited passengers from Sunday.

But the gazette notification said all the educational institutions will remain closed until June 15.

During the May 31 to June 15 period, the movement of people to and from one district to another of the country will be restricted and law enforcers will strictly monitor the entire public movement situation by installing check posts in strategically important location.

Also general people have been asked not to go outside unless absolute necessity from 8:00 p.m. local time to 6:00 a.m. local time, it said and added punitive measures will be taken against anyone violating the health guidelines.

The Bangladeshi government declared a general holiday from March 26 and later extended the shutdown in phases till Saturday (May 30) to quell the spread of the COVID-19 which still continued unabated with 2,029 new cases found on Thursday.

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