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Bangladesh Extends Coronavirus Public Holidays Until May 6

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)
Posted: Thursday, April 23, 2020
Updated: Wednesday, May 27, 2020


Bangladesh' state minister for public administration, Farhad Hossain, has announced that the Ministry of Public Administration of the government of Bangladesh had once again extended the current coronavirus public holidays until May 5, 2020, for both the public and private sectors ("The government has decided to extend the general holiday till May 5th from April 25th").

Note that Wednesday, May 6, 2020, is a public holiday in Bangladesh, for Buddha Purnuma, meaning that the aforementioned extension of the current coronavirus public holidays until May 5, 2020, is in fact an extension until May, 6, 2020, inclusively.

Last month (2020-03-23), the government of Bangladesh had initially declared non-working public holidays from March 26 to April 4, 2020, for both the public and private sectors, as part of its measures to slow the spread of the Covid19 virus, thus amending the announced list of non-working public holidays in Bangladesh in 2020, which was released last fall by the Ministry of Public Administration, Government of the People's Republic of Bangladesh (2019-11-25 and 2019-10-29).

The initially announced period of public holidays in Bangladesh was then extended until April 14, 2020 (2020-04-03), and again until April 25, 2020 (2020-04-10).



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