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WHAT CAN AND CAN’T BE DONE DURING THE 7-DAY RESTRICTIONS

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The Cabinet Division today issued a circular with some 11 directives to be implemented during the seven-day restrictions on movement, beginning tomorrow.

The directives on all activities and movement have been issued to prevent Covid-19 spread, according to the circular.

 

The new directives were issued as per the 18-point directives imposed earlier on March 29, according to a circular signed by Deputy Secretary of Cabinet Division, Shafayat Mahbub Chowdhury.

Starting from 6:00am on April 5, the directives will remain in force till 12:00pm of April 11.

They are:

  1. All public transport services (roads, waterway, railway and domestic flights) will remain suspended. This directive will not be applicable to goods-laden vehicles, production system and emergency services.
  2. Offices, employees and transports involved in law and order and emergency services -- relief distribution, health service, electricity, water, gas/fuel, fire service, activities at ports (land, river and sea), telephone and internet, telecommunication and other services will remain out of the purview of the restriction.
  3. All government/non-government/autonomous offices, courts and private offices can facilitate commute of their employees to work using their own transport on a limited scale. Industries and factories can do the same for their workers. Factories under BGMEA and the BKMEA have to take measures regarding field hospital/treatment for their workers.
  4. None can go out from 6:00pm to 6:00am except for emergencies (medicine and daily essentials, treatment and burial/cremation etc.).
  5. Only sale and supply of foods (takeaway/online) can be operated by restaurants.
  6. All shops, including shopping malls, will remain closed. But shops can continue wholesale and online services. In that case, they have to maintain health guidelines.
  7. Buying and selling kitchen items and daily essentials will be done only in open spaces. In that case, the authorities concerned/local administration will ensure the services.
  8. Bangladesh Bank will give directives to continue bank activities on a limited scale.
  9. Armed forces will take measures to establish field hospital in a suitable location in Dhaka.
  10. District and field-level administration will take necessary measures to implement the directives and law enforcement agencies will patrol areas on regular basis across the country.
  11. Legal action will be taken if anyone violates these directives.