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Strict lockdown after Eid, services that are outside the scope of restrictions

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Update: Monday, July 19, 2021

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Strict lockdown after Eid, services that are outside the scope of restrictions

The Bangladesh government has relaxed strict restrictions for the people of the country for eight days in view of the upcoming Eid-ul-Adha. However, mills involved in the production and processing of food products and activities related to sacrificial animal skins will be subject to strict restrictions. A notification in this regard has been issued by the Cabinet Division on Monday (July 19). The government has imposed strict restrictions on coronavirus infection from 8 am on July 23 to 12 midnight on August 5 after the relaxation.

Earlier on Tuesday, the Cabinet Division issued a notification saying that all restrictions were relaxed from midnight on July 14 to 8 am on July 23. The circular said the decision was taken in the interest of celebrating the holy Eid-ul-Azha, public transport, conducting pre-Eid trade and commerce, socio-economic status of the country and keeping economic activities normal.

However, even at this time, people have to follow the hygiene rules ‘strictly’, including wearing masks, to be vigilant in all situations. After the Eid holiday, the all-out lockdown will start again from 8 am on July 23. This lockdown is harder than ever. Garment-factories were operating in the previous lockdown. Public-private offices, garments, factories, markets and shops will remain closed during the post-Eid lockdown.

Including these, the previous restrictions will be effective again by midnight on August 5, the notification said. A seven-day strict ban began at 8am on July 1 as coronavirus infections increased at an alarming rate. The ban lasted until midnight on July 6. Later, the ban was extended for another 7 days, i.e. till midnight on July 14.

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