All government, semi-government, autonomous, and private offices were resumed on May 31 ending a 66-day general holiday amid a spike in coronavirus cases and deaths across the country. If the number of infections increases further, the government is talking about announcing a general holiday again, but now it is not going that way. The offices and public transports will remain open after June 15. This information was received from the Ministry of Public Administration on Saturday 13 june. A notification in this regard will be issued on Sunday.
On March 8, the first coronavirus patient was identified in the country. Then a general holiday was declared from March 26. From that day on, public transports and shops and factories were closed. Later the general holidays were extended several times. The last general holiday was till May 30.
The government issued a notification to keep the offices open for a limited period on the condition from May 31 to June 15. And it was decided that the general holidays will be declared again if the coronavirus infection rate increases.
However, the government has decided to implement the general holidays in the red zone only instead of going for the general holidays.
In this regard, State Minister for Public Administration Farhad Hossain said, “Everything will continue as it is now.” The holidays will not be announced again. Because we are going to zoning-based lockdown as an alternative to deal with coronavirus. General holidays will be declared in the areas where there will be a red zone.
The government recently decided to divide the country into three zones to prevent coronavirus infection. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has agreed to this decision. Following this, the lockdown has started from June 10 in East Rajabazar of Ward No. 27 of Dhaka North City Corporation.
The state minister for public administration said the lockdown in East Rajabazar has been implemented experimentally. Other areas with more infections have also been identified. We can declare those areas as red zones. Public movement in the red zone will be prohibited. Those who need food will be delivered.