No one will be allowed to go out of their homes after 6:00pm from today onwards to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus.
The Ministry of Public Administration has issued a gazette in this regard.
Movement of people from one area to another will be restricted and strict legal action will be taken against people who violate this directive, the statement said.
People must stay at home to be safe and to curb transmission of the virus, the gazette said.
The services regarding electricity, water, gas, fire brigade, telephone and internet will remain out of the purview of this directive.
The restriction over bus, railway and other transport services will be lifted if the present situation improves.
Bangladesh Bank will give further instructions over banking hours considering people's necessity during the situation.