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Govt to extend ongoing restrictions on public movement for a week


Govt to extend ongoing restrictions on public movement for a week

The ongoing restrictions on overall activities and movement of people and vehicles have been extended for a week in a bid to prevent the spread of Covid-19. A gazette notification may be issued in this regard on Tuesday (Apr 27) , State Minister for Public Administration Farhad Hossain said.

The government has decided to extend the ongoing restrictions on overall activities and movement of people for more a week in a bid to stem the spread of Covid-19.

“Considering the global situation and following the advice of public health experts, a decision has been taken to extend the ongoing restrictions for more a week,” State Minister for Public Administration Farhad Hossain said.

During the restriction, however, shops and shopping malls will remain open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. everyday, he added.

Earlier, the government enforced a weeklong ‘stricter restriction (lockdown)’ on public and vehicular movements on Apr 14 in a bid to contain the alarming spread of the Covid-19, which was later extended for more a week till Apr 21.

Later, another circular declared stating that lockdown would be extended for another one week till Apr 28.

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