Ban on public transports on roads till April 11
Published : Saturday, 4 April, 2020 at 2:04 PM Count : 367
The government on Saturday extended the ongoing ban on public transports on roads till April 11 to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus in Bangladesh.
The Road Transport and Highways Division in a press release also said that all goods-laden vehicles, vehicles running under emergency services, vehicles carrying fuels, medicines, perishable products and relief materials would remain out the purview of the ban.
It also said that no passengers would be carried on the goods-laden vehicles.
Earlier, Road Transport and Bridges minister Obaidul Quader on March 24 said no public transports would run on roads from March 26 to April 4 during the public holidays.
On the same day railways, waterways and airways authorities suspended the movement of passenger trains, ferries and boats and domestic flights until further notice as thousands of people started leaving the capital in fear of COVID-19.
The government on March 31 decided to extend the 10-day public holiday, started from March 26, in all workplaces till April 9 merging with weekly holidays on April 10 and 11 for maintaining social distance.
The government on April 1 in a circular said that trains, buses, and vehicles like rickshaws and vans would be allowed to run gradually for the interest of people's livelihood.