The secretaries of different ministries have recommended extending the ongoing strict lockdown for one more week from 22-28 April as Covid-19 deaths and cases are still spiraling in Bangladesh.
A meeting of the secretaries, led by Cabinet secretary, took the decision today.
Now a proposal in this regard will be sent for Prime Minister's approval. A gazette notification will be issued after getting permission.
Earlier in the day, Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader also hinted about lockdown extension. He said the lockdown restrictions could be relaxed before Eid.
Earlier last night, the National Technical Advisory Committee on Covid-19 recommended extending ongoing strict lockdown for another week. The committee raised grave concern over the high infection and the growing number of deaths across the country.
The committee last week recommended two-week strict lockdown as the Covid-19 pandemic hit the country harder in recent weeks.
Following the instruction, the government initially enforced weeklong stricter lockdown measures from 14-21 April.
Bangladesh reported more than 100 fatalities in last three consecutive days. On Saturday, single day highest 102 deaths were reported. The Covid-19 death toll reached 10,385 in the country. Meanwhile, total caseload now stands at 718,950.