Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has said the ongoing 10-day general holidays will be extended till April 9 to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus outbreak in the country.
She made the remark during a videoconference with the government officials of 64 districts today.
Sheikh Hasina said, "There is plan to allow limited movement of vehicles during the extended holidays."
Earlier on March 23, the government declared a 10-day shutdown, effective from March 26 to April 4, to combat the spread of the coronavirus. The government also imposed containment measures including social distancing since March 24 across the country.
Bangladesh has so far confirmed five deaths and 49 infections from Covid-19. And 19 people have recovered.