DHAKA: The government plans to extend the ongoing general holiday for another eleven days to help check the spread of coronavirus in the country and encourage people to stay at home and maintain social distancing.
The holidays could be extended until May 16, according to a public administration official.
An order will be issued as soon as the prime minister approves the plan, said State Minister for Public Administration Farhad Hossain to Banglanews on Saturday (May 2).
Earlier, the government announced closure of all public and private offices from March 26 to April 4 which was extended till April 11 afterwards, and again extended till April 14, then again extended till April 26 which again was extended till May 5.
But kitchen markets, food shops, pharmacies, hospitals and all emergency services will remain out of the purview of the general holidays.
BDST: 1650 HRS, May 2, 2020