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Holiday likely to be extended till Apr 9: PM

Published : Tuesday, 31 March, 2020 at 10:17 AM  Count : 553

Holiday likely to be extended till Apr 9: PM

Holiday likely to be extended till Apr 9: PM

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has said the ongoing general holiday announced to prevent spread of deadly coronavirus is likely to be extended till April 9.

"Considering the present situation, we'll have to extend the holiday. It was a 12-day shutdown, but likely to be extended two more days. The decision will be taken later," said the PM  while speaking with officials of 64 districts in a video conference from her official residence Ganobhaban on Tuesday.  The video conference began at 10am.

"Creating awareness among the countrymen is a must to fight against COVID-19. Our country is small with bigger population. We've started working for long ago to protect our population. For this, the spread of coronavirus is at a controllable level in our country than other countries," Sheikh Hasina said.

She also announced to suspend celebration of Pahela Baishakh  this year to avoid mass gathering.

"As we cancelled all progragammes, so decided to suspend such programme where  mass people congregate. in this digital era  You can celebrate the festival in a digital way," the Prime Minister said.

This year's Independence Day and Mujib Barsho programmes have also been cancelled like Pahela Baishakh for the welfare of the countrymen. 


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