• Tuesday, Aug 03, 2021
  • Last Update : 01:49 pm

Banks will be open in districts on strict lockdown

  • Published at 06:11 pm May 25th, 2021
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File photo of people stand in long queues inside a branch of Sonali Bank in Dhaka's Motijheel to settle their various transactions, including cash withdrawal, on Tuesday ahead of the strict lockdown set to be enforced from April 14 to April 21 Mehedi Hasan/Dhaka Tribune

The administration should be informed in this case for smooth movement of the officers and employees of the bank branches

Banks will open and continue transactions even if the metropolitan or district administrations issue strict local lockdowns to prevent the spread of coronavirus infection, the Bangladesh bank said on Tuesday.

The central bank notice said that the relevant administration should be informed in this case for smooth movement of the officers and employees of the bank branches.


Also read - Bank transaction hours from 10am to 2:30pm until May 30


Chapainawabganj district, which went into a strict seven-day lockdown from 12am Tuesday, saw an infection rate of 55%, which was only 22% just six days ago, according to the civil surgeon’s office.

Announcing the lockdown on Monday, Chapainawabganj Deputy Commissioner Manjurul Hafiz said that no one will be allowed to leave the district during the weeklong lockdown. 

The district is currently the only one under such special lockdown in the country.

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