The ongoing lockdown will remain in force until April 13 (Tuesday) to stem the spread of Coronavirus, said Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader on Sunday.
“The first phase of the 7-day lockdown, which was enforced on April 5, has been extended by two days,” said Quader at a regular briefing.
Besides, the government will go for an all-out lockdown from April 14 which will be tougher than the previous ones, he said.
On Friday, State Minister for Public Administration Farhad Hossain said the government is planning to impose an extremely severe lockdown from April 14 to 20 to curb the transmission of Covid-19.
The government imposed an apparently nationwide lockdown for one week from April 5 as part of its tougher move to contain the spike in both coronavirus infections and fatalities.
But the government allowed the resumption of public transport in city corporation areas from April 7 as well as reopening shops and shopping malls for five days from April 9 in the face of protests against the lockdown.
Meanwhile, Bangladesh is experiencing the second wave of Covid-19 as people continued to defy health protocols despite warnings both from the government and experts.
On Saturday, the country registered 77 more deaths in 24 hours until Saturday morning, shattering all of its previous records.