The strict restrictions have been extended for one more week as the coronavirus pandemic situation is currently not under control. But automobiles will ply abiding by the health guidelines like previous. The order has been issued in this regard from the cabinet division on Sunday. As per the earlier decision the tenure of ongoing restrictions is scheduled to end tonight.
The circular issued on Sunday signed by cabinet division Deputy Secretary Rezaul Islam reads, the tenure of restrictions has been extended till June 6 midnight (Sunday) keeping the ongoing conditions to prevent coronavirus transmission.
Mentionable, the strict lockdown began from 6 am on April 14 for seven days. Later it was extended for five times. At last the circular was issued from the cabinet division extending the restrictions till May 30 from May 23. In this period permission was given for plying public transport services including inter district bus, launch and train under condition of abiding by the health safety guidelines. As well as the hotels and restaurants have been permitted to serve by allowing filling up half of the seats.
At present government, private and autonomous offices and educational institutions are closed. But the special service providing institutions are open in a limited scale following executive order of the government.
According to cabinet division and public administration officials, the government wants to take the decision to extend or lift the restrictions after analyzing it properly. Because, still there is concern about Indian variant of coronavirus. If the government fails to control the reckless movement of people by lifting the restrictions then a disaster could be happened. Again keeping offices closed for long period is also a matter of loss.
A top official of public administration ministry said, the government is very much concern about Indian variant. Now lockdown has been imposed in the bordering districts. Restoring that decision lockdown would also be imposed in the areas where coronavirus infection rate is higher. In this regard there will be some restrictions to obey health safety rules including wearing masks.