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Govt to ease ongoing lockdown

Published : 08 Aug 2021 10:01 PM | Updated : 09 Aug 2021 01:11 AM

BSS, Dhaka

The government has issued a notification easing the ongoing strict restrictions on Covid -19 pandemic considering the overall condition of the country.

The Cabinet Division issued the notification on Sunday, which would come into effect from Wednesday (August 11).

All the government, semi-government and non-government offices, autonomous bodies, banks and financial institutions  will remain open from August 11, following health safety guidelines and other rules, set by the government.

According to the notification, Bangladesh Supreme Court will issue necessary instructions on subordinated courts.

Public transports can carry passengers within their respective capacities on road, rail route and waterways. Regarding the transport movement on roads, local administrations (divisional commissioners in city corporation areas and deputy commissioners at district  level) can allow half of their total public transport to run.

Shopping malls, markets and shops will  remain open every day from 10 am to 8 pm. All the industries and factories will also remain open.

Keeping half seats vacant, hotels and restaurants will remain open from 10 am to 8 pm. Mask use must be ensured at all levels  with following health safety protocols   .

If any negligence is found in following the health guidelines in public transport and different offices, markets and bazars, legal action will be taken against the violators  .

Considering the overall condition of the country, the notification said, the ongoing strict restrictions were relaxed to keep the country’s socioeconomic activities smooth.