COVID-19: Bangladesh extends restriction measures till August 3

COVID-19: Bangladesh extends restriction measures till August 3

By PTI DHAKA: Bangladesh has extended restrictions imposed on public activities and movement across the country until August 3 to contain the spread of coronavirus as the number of positive cases in the country rose to 1,45,483 and the death toll reached 1,847. The government announced the decision as the existing nationwide restriction measures expired on Tuesday evening, the Daily Star reported. The Cabinet Division issued a notification, mentioning “the restriction will continue from July 1 to August 3. Weekly holidays will also be under the purview of the restrictions.”…

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Bangladesh to resume domestic flight operations from June 1

Bangladesh to resume domestic flight operations from June 1

By IANS DHAKA: The Bangladesh government has allowed domestic flights to resume in a reduced capacity from June 1 after grounding them for more than two months in a measure to stop the spread of coronavirus, it was reported. “The domestic flights on Dhaka, Chattogram, Sylhet and Syedpur routes will be operational from Jun 1,” Civil Aviation Secretary Md Mohibul Haque told bdnews24 on Thursday. “We are not reopening flights on all domestic routes for now as three airports are now ready,” said Air Vice Marshal M Mafidur Rahman, the…

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Bangladesh extends nationwide lockdown till May 16, confirmed cases cross 10,000

Bangladesh extends nationwide lockdown till May 16, confirmed cases cross 10,000

By PTI DHAKA: Bangladesh on Monday extended the nationwide lockdown till May 16 to contain the deadly coronavirus as the number of cases crossed the 10,000-mark in the country. The Ministry of Public Administration announced the government’s decision in a gazette notification, the Dhaka Tribune reported. The government initially declared a general holiday on March 26 for 10 days. Later, that was gradually extended till April 25 as the country kept seeing a rise in the number of cases and deaths from COVID-19. Bangladesh later extended the nationwide shutdown until…

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Bangladesh to extend shutdown till May 5 as COVID-19 toll rises to 127

Bangladesh to extend shutdown till May 5 as COVID-19 toll rises to 127

By PTI DHAKA: Bangladesh has decided to extend the nationwide COVID-19 shutdown for 10 more days until May 5 amid warnings of heightening risks of coronavirus infections in the country, including among doctors and healthcare workers. To curb the spread of the novel coronavirus, the government initially declared a general holiday on March 26 for 10 days. Later, that was gradually extended till April 25 as the country kept seeing a rise in the number of cases and deaths from COVID-19. “The government will extend the nationwide shutdown until May…

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COVID-19 crisis: Bangladesh to extend public holiday till May 5 

COVID-19 crisis: Bangladesh to extend public holiday till May 5 

By PTI DHAKA: Bangladesh on Wednesday decided to extend the ongoing general holiday till May 5 amid worsening coronavirus outbreak which has killed 120 people and infected 3,772 people so far, according to a media report. State Minister for Public Administration Farhad Hossain said the government has decided to extend the nationwide shutdown of offices and workplaces to May 5, the bdnews reported. A formal notice announcing the extension will be published on Thursday, he said. On Wednesday, Bangladesh recorded 10 more deaths from the novel coronavirus, raising the toll…

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