The government has extended the tenures of all licenced trade organisations until 31 December so that there will be no gatherings in the name of holding meetings and elections amid the coronavirus pandemic.
The Ministry of Commerce issued a notification in this regard on Tuesday afternoon.
The notice, signed by Soleman Khan, director (additional secretary) of the trade organisation department, stated that the deadline for holding annual general meetings and elections to trade organisations set by the ministry was extended until 31 December.
Bangladesh witnessed an alarming surge in coronavirus deaths and infections in the last few days.
A lockdown is already in effect in the country to keep the situation under control.
But there is still no sign of improvement as the country recorded the highest-ever single day Covid-19 cases and deaths on Tuesday, the second day of the ongoing lockdown.
At the same time, 7,213 new Covid-19 cases and 66 more deaths from the virus were reported in the country in the last 24 hours, according to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).