Govt extends ongoing restrictions on movement till July 15


DHAKA, June 16, 2021 (BSS) – The government has extended the ongoing countrywide restrictions on public movement till July 15 in a bid to contain the coronavirus (COVID-19) spread as the duration of ongoing restrictions ends at midnight today.

The Cabinet Division issued a gazette notification this afternoon to this end.

According to the notification, any social (post marriage ceremony (Walima) birthday, picnic party and so on), political and religious programmes, which could make public gatherings, will have to be kept stopped during the period.

All government, non-government, autonomous organisations, banks and other financial institutions will be open maintaining health guidelines.

All tourist spots, resorts, community and recreation centers will be kept shut down, it said. Restaurants can provide takeaway and online services and serve food at half capacity between 6 am to 10 pm.

Deputy commissioners of high-risk districts will take necessary measures to restrain the coronavirus spread in respective areas after discussing with the concerned committees.

All kinds of public transports, including inter-district buses, can carry passengers at half capacity, maintaining health guidelines including wearing of facemasks by passengers and all concerned.

The government imposed the countrywide restrictions on public movement on April 5 this year and enforced the ‘strict lockdown’ from April 14. The lockdown was later extended several times.