The ongoing restrictions on public movement and overall activities have been extended till April 28 midnight from April 21 midnight to contain the upsurge in Covid cases across Bangladesh.
The Cabinet Division issued a notice on Tuesday, keeping all previous pandemic restrictions in place, including curbs on public transport.
Considering the present infection situation amid the Covid-19 pandemic, all the previous restrictions including international special flight operation and banking schedule have been extended till the midnight of April 28 from the midnight of April 21, according to the gazette.
Earlier on Monday, a meeting of the cabinet division decided to extend the lockdown to control the surge of coronavirus cases in the country. The National Technical Advisory Committee on Covid-19 also recommended the extension for seven more days.
In the wake of a massive surge of lethal coronavirus, the weeklong lockdown was first imposed on 14 April.
Bangladesh on Monday registered 112 new fatalities from the coronavirus, the most in a day, taking the death toll to 10,497. The caseload surged to 723,221 after another 4,271 people tested positive in 24 hours, according to government data.