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Bangladesh Will Not Extend Coronavirus Public Holidays

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)
Posted: Wednesday, May 27, 2020
Most recent follow-up news item: July 14, 2020

Bangladesh's State Minister for Public Administration, Farhad Hossain, has announced that the current run of Covid19 public holidays would not be extended ("The government will not extend the ongoing general holidays, aimed at curbing the transmission of coronavirus, beyond May 30").

As per the aforementioned announcement, "A gazette notification will be issued on Thursday in this regard ... Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has already signed it".

The current run of Covid19 public holidays began In March (2020-03-23), when the government of Bangladesh 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), then until April 25, 2020 (2020-04-10), then until May 6 (2020-04-23), then until until May 16 (2020-05-02), and most recently until May 30, 2020 (2020-05-13).

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