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BB asks banks to run operation with 50pc manpower

BB asks banks to run operation with 50pc manpower

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The Bangladesh Bank (BB) on Monday directed all banks to operate with half of their manpower until February 6 and introduce alternate duty roster immediately in a bid to contain the spread of COVID-19.

The central bank asked banks to take decision to fix the number of employees as per their requirement to operate the essential banking services, as per a BB circular issued on Monday, reports BSS.

This means banks are allowed to run their special banking operations by deploying more than 50 per cent employees if needed.

The employees will have to stay at their respective working areas during their absent period from their offices, according to the central bank circular.

  On top of that, they can also settle the banking activities through virtual platforms.

  Clients will have to wear facemasks on a mandatory basis while taking service from banks.

  The BB has given the instructions as per the decision taken by the government.