Generel holiday extended till 9 April

Published : 31 Mar 2020, 16:21

Jagoroniya Desk

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said Tuesday that the general holidays has been extended until April 9 as part of the push by the government to avoid spreading the deadly coronavirus.

"We declared 10 days of general holidays earlier from 26 March (to 4 April), and it may be extended until 9 April," she said.

Via video conferencing from her official Ganabhaban residence in the capital, she exchanged views on the coronavirus situation across the country with public representatives and government officials at field level. The Premier said the holidays could be extended to end spreading the COVID-19 in the villages, as many people had already gone to their village homes soon after the 10-day public holiday announcement.

In this sense, she said, "We're going to have to take into account the quarantine duration so this deadly virus can't spread." The prime minister said the government has to relax on a limited basis in certain sectors.


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