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Offices, public transport closed from Apr 14, factories to remain opened

 Staff Correspondent

 Published: 12:39 PM, 12 April 2021   Updated: 05:38 PM, 12 April 2021

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All government and non-government offices and all kinds of public transport (road, sea, rail, domestic and international flights) will be closed except the emergency services from April 14 to 20, however, the factories will remain opened and will continue to operate under their own management following the hygiene rules.

The Cabinet Division informed this by issuing a gazette notification announcing a ‘strict lockdown’ for eight days from April 14 to April 21 on Monday afternoon.

According to the notification, the ongoing restrictions on movement, which began on April 5, will continue until 6:00 am on April 14. 

Earlier on Friday afternoon, State Minister for Public Administration Farhad Hossain said the government had decided to take a “strict lockdown” to curb coronavirus infection. “The decision was taken to close all government and non-government offices except those providing emergency services,” he said.

Earlier on April 4, the Cabinet Division issued a circular with some 11 directives to be implemented during the seven-day lockdown. 

Due to the first COVID detection in the country on March 8 last year, educational institutions were declared shut down from March 18 and a strict lockdown or general holiday was declared from March 26. At the end of the 66-day holiday, people started to return to normal life, however, the COVID outbreak increased again.