Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Monday said that the government wants to extend the tenure of general holidays until May 15.
"We declared the general holidays till May 5, now we want to continue it until May 15," she said.
The Prime Minister said this while holding a videoconference with the public representatives and officials of the districts of Rangpur division over the Covid-19 issue from her official residence Ganobhaban.
The districts under Rangpur division are: Panchagarh, Thakurgaon, Dinajpur, Nilphamari, Lalmonirhat, Kurigram, Rangpur and Gaibandha.
Bangladesh Television, Bangladesh Betar and some private TV channels and radio stations broadcasted the video conference live.