Second Wave Of Covid-19

BB shortens banking hrs

5 April, 2021 12:00 AM printer

Bangladesh Bank (BB) has fixed the banking hours from 10am to 12.30pm from today amid the lockdown to halt sharp rise of COVID-19 in the country.

“Banks will remain open from 10am to 2pm while the transaction will be made between 10am and 12.30pm,” said a Bangladesh Bank (BB) circular issued on Sunday, reports BSS.

The new time will continue until April 11 except weekly and government holidays, the circular added.

The government today issued a notification imposing lockdown from April 5 to April 11 to halt the sharp rise of COVID-19 in the country.

Meanwhile, the official activities of Dhaka University (DU) will remain closed for next seven days from March 5 due to the worsening situation of Covid-19.

The offices will be closed from April 5 to April 11 while emergency activities of register building will be conducted by few officials maintaining health guidelines, said a press release, reports BSS.

However, the offices related to emergency service including water, electricity, medical, gas and security will remain open.