The government has decided to extend the nation-wide lockdown for another week to prevent the coronavirus infection. During this period, shops and malls will remain open from 10:00 am to 8:00 pm.
A notification in this regard is likely to be issued on Tuesday (April 27).
The decision was taken at an inter-ministerial meeting arranged by the Cabinet Division on Monday (26).
State Minister for Public Administration Farhad Hossain said the decision has been taken considering the global situation after consulting with public health experts.