Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has requested the people not to celebrate the Bengali new year as the celebrations can cause vast public gatherings.
She made the remark during a videoconference with the government officials of 64 districts today. PM joined the conference from her official residence, Ganabhaban.
Sheikh Hasina said, "Pahela Boishakh is coming. It is a day of celebration for us. But the situation is different now. Try to celebrate it digitally."
Bangladesh has so far confirmed five deaths and 49 infections from Covid-19. And 19 people have recovered.