Bangladesh Bank (BB) asked all scheduled banks and non-bank financial institutes (NBFIs) to operate their activities on a limited scale at 10am to 1.30pm from today instead of the normal timings of 10am to 4pm.
The limited banking hours will be started from July 25 (Sunday) and will be continued until August 5.
During this period, the head offices and authorised dealers-designated branches of banks will remain open while state-owned banks will keep open one branch at the district level and one at the upazila level.
Private commercial banks, on the other hand, will keep open one branch at the district level and a maximum of two branches outside districts with limited manpower, according to the central bank.
The BB instructed banks to continue internet banking services for 24 hours.
All banks will have to ensure the operation of ATM booths and keep adequate money to facilitate transactions through cards during the stick lockdown.