Govt extends restriction measures over Corona till Aug 3
DHAKA, June 30, 2020 (BSS) – The government today issued an order
extending its restrictions on public activities and movements across
the country until August 3 to contain spread of coronavirus pandemic
as an existing nationwide control measure of identical nature is set
to expire this evening.
The Cabinet Division issued a notification tonight mentioning “the
restriction will continue from July 1 (tomorrow) to August 3. Weekly
holidays will also be under the purview of the restrictions.”
Without urgent needs (works for burying bodies or last rituals,
necessary purchasing or selling including medicines, medical services
and movement towards workplaces), none will be allowed to go outside
home from 10pm to 5am during that period, said the notification which
contains an 11-point directive.
Outside of home, wearing face-mask, keeping social distancing and
maintaining health guidelines must be followed by everyone, otherwise
violators will face legal actions, it said.
Markets, shops and shopping malls must be closed within 7pm while
hand-washing facilities, sanitizers, vehicle disinfecting services
must be ensured at entries of shopping malls.
Movement of all sorts of vehicle (trucks, lorries and cargo
vessels) engaged in transporting commodities through highways and
river routes will continue following health guidelines issued by
Health Services Division.
Ahead of the Eid-ul-Azha, one of the biggest religious festivals of
the Muslims, arrangement of cattle markets will be allowed but
government issued health guidelines must be followed strictly.
Public transport, passenger vessels, trains and airplanes could
operate their services in a limited scale with limited number of
passengers in approved regions. But maintenance of health guidelines,
including use of protective masks, announced by the Health Services
Division must be ensured all times.
No educational institution would be allowed to remain open during
the restriction. However, online courses or distance learning courses
will continue and institutes can carry on administrative works.
Rallies, meetings, mass gathering and any functions will remain
stopped during the restriction while the people could offer their
prayers at mosques and other places of worship maintaining the
guidelines issued by the Religious Affairs Ministry and the health
To contain the spread of the deadly virus, zoning system like red,
yellow and green zones will be implemented while city corporations
will be responsible for overall implementation of the region-based
restriction activities in their respective areas of jurisdiction.
In areas outside the city corporation, district administrations
will coordinate the overall activities. Local government institutions,
district or upazila administrations, health division, law enforcement
agencies will deliver their services in this regard ensuring
coordination among themselves.