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Passenger vessel movement suspended in 7 districts

  • Sun Online Desk
  • 22nd June, 2021 02:53:45 PM
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Passenger vessel movement suspended in 7 districts

Authorities have suspended the movement of all passenger vessels in Narayanganj, Gazipur, Munshiganj, Manikganj, Madaripur, Rajbari and Gopalganj since Tuesday morning to curb the spread of Covid in these districts.

Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Authority (BIWTA) announced its decision to suspend the movement of launches, speedboats and trawlers on Monday, following the Cabinet Division’s circular on the imposition of lockdown in seven districts.

According to a notification by BIWTA, vessel movement from Dhaka to other parts of the country will also remain suspended during the period.

However, the restrictions won't apply on the movement of cargo vessels and emergency services. Legal action will be taken against violators, said the notification.