Bangladesh Bank on Wednesday said banks will be remained closed on next Sunday and Wednesday due to brisk spreading of coronavirus across the country.
Besides, the transaction period has been extended by an hour on August 2, 3 and 5 in next week amid the protracted coronavirus lockdown.
Currently, banks are operating from 10am to 1:30pm.
Other bank activities will be operated according to the central bank circular issued on 13 July, said Bangladesh Bank.
Besides weekly holidays on Friday and Saturday, the banks will remain closed on Sunday and Wednesday in the next week.
The BB has taken the decisions to contain public movement to tackle the spread of the deadly flu.