The ongoing limited banking hours from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. have been extended until 5 May for facilitating the financial transaction of their clients during the lockdown. According to the notification of the Cabinet Division, the central bank has extended the limited scale banking services, said a Bangladesh Bank circular issued on Wednesday (Apr 28).
As per another circular of the central bank, non-bank financial institutions (NBFIs) will remain open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
In a circular on Apr 13, the central bank said bank headquarters, authorized dealer branches and district-level head offices will remain open during the movement restrictions. Also, one branch (if the authorized dealer branch is not open) will remain open every two kilometres in city corporation areas. At the upazila level, a single branch of a bank will remain open on Sunday, Tuesday, and Thursday.
Apart from this, branches, sub-branches, and bank booths in the vicinity of sea, land, and airports will remain open. Port authorities and local administration are to take appropriate measures in enforcing health safety guidelines.
For NBFIs, one branch in the capital and another office outside Dhaka will remain open until May 5.