Bangladesh Election Commission has suspended the upcoming elections to Chattogram City Corporation (CCC) and the by-polls to Bogura-1 and Jashore-6 Jatiyo Sangsad seats in view of the coronavirus outbreak.
The by-polls were scheduled to be held on Mar 29 in Bogura-1 and Jashore-3 JS seats along with CCC.
The decision was taken at a meeting of the Election Commission held on Saturday (Mar 21) at the Nirbachon Bhaban with Chief Election Commissioner K M Nurul Huda in the chair.
Later, Election Commission Secretary Md Alamgir announced his decision to suspend all three elections at a news briefing.
“The EC will convey its next decision about the elections when the coronavirus situation improves,” he added.