COVID-19: Public transport movement suspended from Monday


Dailynewsun Desk:

The government has imposed a countrywide ban on the movement of all public transports excepting goods carriers and rickshaws for 72 hours from 6am of June 28 to 6am of July 1 in a bid to contain the coronavirus (Covid-19) spread.

The Cabinet Division issued a gazette notification today to this end adding some conditions and points to the ongoing restrictions and programmes to restrain coronavirus transmission taking into account the current situation of Covid-19.

It said the restrictions would have to be implemented through regular patrolling by members of law enforcement agencies.

According to the notification, all shopping malls, markets, tourist spots, resorts, community and recreation centers will be kept shut down.

Restaurants and eateries can sale foods only through takeaway or online services between 8am to 8pm.

Government and non-government institutions will have to manage their own transportation for carrying required numbers of officials and employees.

Consciousness raising campaign for wearing facemasks by people would have to be further strengthened and if required legal actions should be taken.

The government imposed the countrywide restrictions on public movement on April 5 this year and enforced the ‘strict lockdown’ from April 14. The ‘lockdown’ was later extended several times.