All government and private offices will remain shut from March 26 to April 4 to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus in the country.
Cabinet Secretary Khandker Anwarul Islam made the announcement today.
March 26 is a general holiday and March 27-28 are weekly holidays. March 29 to April 2 will be public holidays. Besides, April 3-4 are also weekly holidays. So, the government offices will remain closed from March 26 to April 4.
Only kitchen markets, hospitals and other emergency services will remain open during this time.
The Bangladesh Bank will instruct banks to limit their services during the period, the cabinet secretary added.
He also urged people not to come out of home unless it is an emergency and advised all to maintain enough protective measures while using public transports.