Restrictions on public movement extended
Published : Monday, 3 August, 2020 at 2:46 PM Count : 301
The government has extended the restrictions on public movement till August 31 to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.
During the period, none is allowed to come out between 10pm and 5am unless an emergency.
Shopping malls have been allowed to keep open till 8pm, according to an order issued by the Cabinet Division issued on Monday.
bdnews24.com adds: “To prevent the spread of COVID-19 and alleviate the present situation, the authorities decided to impose curbs on public movement and overall work. These restrictions will be imposed from Aug 4 to Aug 31. Weekends are an exception to the rules,” it said.
“Health protocols including social distancing at the markets, shops and malls must be maintained. Shopping malls must have the provision of thermometer and handwashing or sanitiser at their entrance. Vehicles coming to the malls must be disinfected,” the government said.
“All shops and malls must be closed by 8 pm. People should be encouraged to use e-commerce sites for shopping.”
Earlier from Jul 1 to Aug 3, the government allowed the shops to remain open from 10 am to 7 pm. Prior to that, business hours were limited from 10 am to 4 pm.
The government imposed a lockdown on Mar 26, in a bid to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus.
The lockdown was lifted after 66 days and offices reopened on a limited scale on May 31.