DHAKA: The ongoing general holidays have been extended until April 14, said the Ministry of Public Administration on Sunday (April 5).
Public Administration secretary Shaikh Yusuf Harun said the leave has been extended till April 14 to check rapid spreading of coronavirus in the country.
The Public Administration Ministry earlier announced 10 days general holidays from March 26 to April 4 and then it was extended till April 9 and now it is again extended till April 14.
Government offices, except those involved in emergency services such as law enforcement agencies and hospitals, have been declared closed.
Kitchen markets remain open during this period. People have been asked not to leave their homes, except to collect emergency supplies and daily necessities.
Meanwhile, Bangladesh on Sunday (April 5) confirmed ninth death from coronavirus and 18 new cases, raising the total number of coronavirus cases in the country to 88, according to the Institute of Epidemiology, Disease Control and Research (IEDCR).
BDST: 1633 HRS, APR 05, 2020