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Banks to remain closed on Sunday

 Economy Desk

 Published: 04:53 PM, 5 August 2021  

Banks to remain closed on Sunday

Banks to remain closed on Sunday

All banks in the country will remain closed next Sunday, said a Bangladesh Bank press release issued on Thursday afternoon.

Bangladesh Bank sources said the decision has been taken to reduce the risk of corona infection among employees.

The release further said banks' transactions will continue from 10 am to 3 pm on Monday and Tuesday. The central bank will issue new guidelines on bank transactions from August 11 once the strict restrictions are lifted.

The government has extended the ongoing strict lockdown to August 10 to prevent corona infection which was slated to be end on August 5. In this situation, Bangladesh Bank has issued a new notification and said that banks will be closed next Sunday.

As per the circular, banking activities can be conducted with a limited number of manpower in compliance with hygiene rules including wearing masks.