The ongoing general holidays have been extended until April 14, the Ministry of Public Administration sources confirmed the matter on Sunday.
But Bangladesh Bank rescheduled the hours of banking transactions for three hours from today as the holidays have been extended due to the coronavirus situation in the country.
Banks across the country will be open for a couple of hours every working day, although the government has declared a 5-day general vacation nationwide to prevent the spread of Covid-19.
Banking transaction will start at 10 am which will be run till 1 pm.
Bangladesh Bank scheduled the banking hours from 1o am to noon when a common holiday till April 4 was declared. The schedule has been changed due to the extension of the holiday till April 11. In these days banks will remain till 3 pm though banking transactions will be operated till 1 pm.
Earlier, Cash transactions can be made from 10am to 12 noon every working day so that people can withdraw money for their daily expenses, and depositors can keep their cash in the bank, said the central bank spokesperson Md Serajul Islam on 24 march.