Bangladesh Public transport services to resume from May 31
01:59 PM, May 28, 2020 / LAST MODIFIED: 05:35 PM, May 28, 2020

Public transport to resume on 'limited scale' from May 31

Inter-district movement to be strictly controlled till June 15

Public transport -- road, rail, and waterway -- will resume but on a limited scale from May 31 with strict adherence to some conditions, according to a gazette issued by the Cabinet division today.

The movement of public transport on a limited scale will be effective till June 15 according to the gazette notification.

During the period, inter-district movement will also be strictly monitored and controlled. Check posts will be set up at entry and exit points of different districts. Law enforcers will be allowed to take stern action if anyone violates the restriction.

According to the gazette, the restriction (effective till June 15) will also include weekends --June 5-6 and June 12-13.

People's movement in the city will also remain restricted from 8:00pm to 6:00am. However, all educational institutions will continue to remain closed during the period but online classes will continue.

Government and private offices will open and run activities post May 30 but will have to maintain strict health guidelines. Elderly government employees and pregnant women were, however, asked to refrain from attending office.

Shopping malls and markets will be allowed to remain open until 4:00pm. Utility services such as water, electricity, gas, fire service, telephone, the internet and media operation will be out of purview of restrictions.

Agriculture products, fertiliser, insecticides, food, goods, medical equipment, daily essentials, kitchen markets, restaurants, drug stores and hospitals will also remain operational.

Bangladesh Bank will also issue necessary directives for full operation of banks. Aviation authorities will consider flight operations under their own management

The nationwide shutdown was enforced from March 26 to contain the transmission of coronavirus and was extended until May 30 in phases.


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