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Covid-19: Suspension of inter-district transport services extended till May 30

  • Published at 11:10 am May 14th, 2020
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Travelling via road, air and water is strictly prohibited during the general holiday, except for emergencies

Inter-district transport services across Bangladesh will remain suspended till May 30, in line with the extended general holiday due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

During this period, people travelling from one upazila to another, or one district to another will be strictly regulated, according to a gazette notification issued by the Cabinet Division on Thursday. 

In the gazette notification, the government reiterated the ban on all forms of travelling – via road, air and waterways – as it extended the nationwide general holiday again. 

Vehicles for emergency services or carrying goods are not included in this ban, the gazette says.

The travel ban will be strictly enforced by the district administrations and police, especially since officials are anticipating a huge rush during the Eid holidays.

“During the extended period [of general holiday], all kinds of public transport movement will be strictly restricted to prevent the transmission of the deadly coronavirus,” said Farhad Hossain, state minister for public administration.

The suspension of all domestic and international flights in the country have also been extended till May 30. 

In a statement issued on Thursday, the Civil Aviation Authority of Bangladesh (CAAB) said emergency flights to carry cargo and relief, air ambulance, special flights and aircrafts requiring emergency landing were out of this suspension’s purview. 

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