GUWAHATI: The Bangladesh government has announced that the ongoing lockdown will be eased for a week from July 15-22 ahead of the Eid-ul-Adha festival to facilitate the movement of public and business activity across the nation.
However, it will be followed by two weeks of strict lockdown starting from July 23 till Aug 5.
During the two-week period of restrictions starting from July 23, all offices will remain closed.
Government offices will transact business through online means.
Public transport including domestic flights will remain suspended.
Malls and shops will remain closed.
However, the shops for daily items will operate for a limited period.
Factories and industries will also remain closed during this period.
No public gathering for social, political, or religious purposes will be allowed.
Armed forces will aid the civil administration in implementing the lockdown as per requirement.
The notification to this effect was issued by the Cabinet Division of the government of Bangladesh on Tuesday.
(with inputs from DD NEWS)