WHAT CAN AND CAN’T BE DONE DURING THE 7-DAY RESTRICTIONS
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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- None can go out from 6:00pm to 6:00am except for emergencies (medicine and daily essentials, treatment and burial/cremation etc.).
- Only sale and supply of foods (takeaway/online) can be operated by restaurants.
- 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.
- 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.
- Bangladesh Bank will give directives to continue bank activities on a limited scale.
- Armed forces will take measures to establish field hospital in a suitable location in Dhaka.
- 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.
- Legal action will be taken if anyone violates these directives.