Govt extends general holidays until April 11
The government has issued a notification extending the general holidays until April 11 to prevent the transmission of coronavirus.
The notification was issued by the Ministry of Public Administration on Wednesday, reports UNB.
Earlier, the government announced general holiday until April 9. With Friday and Saturday, the holiday will be extended until April 11, said Sheikh Yusuf Harun, secretary of the ministry.
A general 10-day holiday was declared from March 26 to April 4. The government announced holidays for five days from March 29 to April 2. March 26 was a public holiday on the occasion of Independence Day, while March 27 and 28, and April 3 and 4 are weekends that merged with the five-day holiday.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Tuesday said the holiday might be extended till April 9.
She said this while holding a video conference with officials of 64 districts to coordinate the ongoing activities to contain coronavirus.
Meanwhile, the country announced the death of another coronavirus patient. So far, Bangladesh has confirmed 54 cases and six deaths.
COVID-19, first reported in China, has so far infected 872,972 people globally and killed 43,275 of them, according to Worldometer.