Ongoing restrictions to continue till May 16 with new conditions

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Dailynewsun Desk:

With a surge of coronavirus cases, the government has extended the current countrywide restrictions till May 16 midnight, adding some new conditions to the previous one to curb the spread of the deadly virus.

The cabinet division on Wednesday issued a gazette notification in this regard.

Under the new restrictions, all the government, semi-government, autonomous, non-government, Bank and financial institutions officials and employees mandatorily must have to stay at their respective duty stations during the Eid holidays.

With ensuring proper health guidelines, Shops/shopping malls are allowed to remain open from 10:00am to 8:00pm daily like the previous instructions. But, in case of defying health guidelines, shops and shopping centres will be forced to be shut down immediately.

Movement of inter-district public transports will remain suspended, but the transports are allowed to ply within cities after May 5 following the necessary health guidelines. The movement of railway and launch will also remain suspended like past amid the extended restrictions, according to the notification.

Musk wearing must be ensured hundred percent and legal action will be taken against those who will be found flouting the law through mobile courts, if necessary. All kind of social, political and religious gathering are strictly prohibited.

To prevent coronavirus, the Information and Broadcasting ministry, concerned city corporations, municipalities will carry out campaign for implementing Covid-19 health guidelines including wearing musk and maintaining social distance compulsorily in their respective city corporations, district headquarters and municipality areas.