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BB extends banking hours to 3.30pm

 Economy Desk

 Published: 07:33 PM, 16 June 2021  

BB extends banking hours to 3.30pm

BB extends banking hours to 3.30pm

Bangladesh Bank (BB) has extended the banking hours by 30 minutes to 3:30 pm until July 15 for facilitating the financial transaction of the clients during the lockdown.

The central bank today issued a circular for all banks in compliance with the Cabinet Division's latest directives on the countrywide restrictions to contain the coronavirus infection. 

“Banks will remain open from 10:00 am to 5pm while the transaction will be made between 10:00 am and 3:30 pm,” said a Bangladesh Bank (BB) circular issued on Wednesday. 

The central bank took the decision despite the government extended the nationwide restrictions on public movement until July 15 to curb Covid-19 infections.

Banks have been following the rostering system for their employees since April 14 as per the instructions of the banking regulator and the government.

Apart from this, all the issues of the circular issued on April 13 will remain unchanged.