• Thursday, Dec 09, 2021
  • Last Update : 07:26 pm

Secretariat, govt offices in 19 districts to remain open Friday

  • Published at 02:05 pm May 3rd, 2019
STORM
PHOTO: MAHMUD HOSSAIN OPU

Holidays of government officials and employees, plus physicians, have been cancelled

The government has cancelled weekly holidays—and kept the secretariat plus all other government offices concerned, open, on Friday—in 19 of the country's coastal districts, because Cyclone Fani is likely to make landfall in the evening.

The Ministry and Disaster Management and Relief, Ministry of Shipping, and other ministries related to disaster management—in the districts concerned— will be open on Friday and Saturday. 

The Ministry of Housing and Public Works issued a press release on Thursday stating that holidays of the officials, and employees concerned, in the 19 coastal districts, have been cancelled. 

Earlier, the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) cancelled physicians' holidays in districts and upazilas that Cyclone Fani could hit.

Additionally, 2,362 medical teams have been formed to combat the effects Cyclone Fani in the Barisal, Chittagong, and Khulna divisions. 

Severe cyclonic storm Fani—brewing over the Bay of Bengal—is drawing closer and is likely to hit Bangladesh by Friday night; striking Khulna and adjoining southwestern coastal districts — and possibly causing severe damage.

Fani—poised to be the strongest cyclone to hit Bangladesh and India in over a decade—is expected to result in heavy rainfall and cause significant destruction in parts of Bangladesh between Friday and Saturday, weather forecasters have predicted. 

Bangladeshi authorities have taken up all-out efforts to minimize the damage from the cyclone, which will cross over Bangladesh after striking the Indian state of Odisha.

70
Facebook 62
blogger sharing button blogger
buffer sharing button buffer
diaspora sharing button diaspora
digg sharing button digg
douban sharing button douban
email sharing button email
evernote sharing button evernote
flipboard sharing button flipboard
pocket sharing button getpocket
github sharing button github
gmail sharing button gmail
googlebookmarks sharing button googlebookmarks
hackernews sharing button hackernews
instapaper sharing button instapaper
line sharing button line
linkedin sharing button linkedin
livejournal sharing button livejournal
mailru sharing button mailru
medium sharing button medium
meneame sharing button meneame
messenger sharing button messenger
odnoklassniki sharing button odnoklassniki
pinterest sharing button pinterest
print sharing button print
qzone sharing button qzone
reddit sharing button reddit
refind sharing button refind
renren sharing button renren
skype sharing button skype
snapchat sharing button snapchat
surfingbird sharing button surfingbird
telegram sharing button telegram
tumblr sharing button tumblr
twitter sharing button twitter
vk sharing button vk
wechat sharing button wechat
weibo sharing button weibo
whatsapp sharing button whatsapp
wordpress sharing button wordpress
xing sharing button xing
yahoomail sharing button yahoomail