Due to the lockdown, domestic flights will be closed from Monday. The decision was taken at an inter-ministerial meeting on Saturday. This information has been confirmed to the media by the Chairman of the Private Aviation Authority (CAA), Air-Vice Marshal M Mofidur Rahman.
He said, however, flights on international routes will continue. Aviation authorities will issue a notice based on the government’s lockdown rules.
Meanwhile, the government is going to impose a week-long lockdown across the country from Monday.
The government has decided to lock down the country for a week from next Monday due to the increase in coronavirus infection. However, industrial factories may remain conditionally in lockdown.
Meanwhile, the decision on how the banking sector, one of the main means of economic transactions in the country, will be conducted in the lockdown is coming tomorrow (Sunday).
Bangladesh Bank spokesman and executive director told the media. Sirajul Islam said the lockdown was announced by the government on a holiday. Today being a weekly holiday we will be able to announce the decision tomorrow Sunday. The instructions on how the bank will run will come tomorrow. ‘
Earlier, Awami League General Secretary and Minister for Road Transport and Bridges Obaidul Quader said in a virtual briefing on Saturday that he would go to the lockdown for a week from Monday.
The government is going to lockdown across the country for a week in the next two to three days due to the increase in coronavirus infection. State Minister for Public Administration Farhad Hossain made the remarks in a video message from his home on Saturday (April 3rd) at noon. At that time, he said, only those institutions that provide emergency services in lockdown will remain open.
State Minister Farhad Hossain said only factories outside the emergency services would remain open. Workers will work according to the hygiene rules according to the shift.
Meanwhile, Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader told reporters this afternoon that there will be a week-long lockdown across the country from next Monday.
Earlier on March 29, the government issued a 16-point circular directing all offices and factories except emergency services to be run by half-manpower, adhere to hygiene rules in places of worship, restrict public gatherings, and transport half-capacity passengers on public transport.