The government has extended the ongoing general holidays till May 5 to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus in the country.
State Minister for Public Administration Farhad Hossain confirmed the matter to The Business Standard today.
Vehicles of emergency services including electricity, water, gas, fire service, cleaning, telephone and internet will be out of purview of the restrictions. Besides, same order will be applicable for vehicles carrying agricultural goods, fertilizers, food, medicine and other daily essentials.
Earlier on March 23, the government initially declared a 10-day shutdown, effective from March 26 to April 4, later gradually extended it till April 25.
The death toll from the deadly virus has reached to 120 and the number of total infected person stands at 3,772 as of Wednesday (April 22).