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Tourist sites, resorts, recreation centres to reopen from August 19

  • Published at 11:23 am August 12th, 2021
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All public transport by road, rail, and rivers allowed to resume operation, says Cabinet Division notification

Tourist spots, resorts as well as recreation centres have been allowed to reopen from August 19.

In a notification on Thursday, the Cabinet Division said they will be allowed to operate in the half the capacity following the safety protocols.

It also said all public transport by road, rail, and rivers will be allowed to resume operation from the same day following the health safety rules.

Public transport allowed to operate from Wednesday, August 11, 2021 | Dhaka Tribune

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Authorities must ensure compliance of the government-issued health safety protocols, including wearing masks outdoors, to contain Covid-19 transmission, the circular added.

Violation of health safety regulations might lead to legal consequences, and the authorities concerned would have to bear them, it further said.

A man sprays disinfectant at a train | Mahmud Hossain Opu/Dhaka Tribune

Amid the countrywide massive inoculation campaign, Bangladesh lifted most lockdown restrictions on Wednesday, allowing public transport, offices, and malls to reopen.

Shopping malls, markets, and shops are now open from 10am to 8pm while eateries are open from 8am to 10pm, but are only allowed to take half their capacity of dine-in customers.

All government and private offices, and factories are operating as before from Wednesday.

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Workers in Dhaka’s Sadarghat Launch Terminal seen busy cleaning and washing the launches on Tuesday, August, 10, 2021 | Mahmud Hossain Opu/Dhaka TribuneHowever, in its previous notification announcing the withdrawal of curbs, the government said each city corporation and district will only be allowed to use half the number of vehicles in a given day and the rotation must be decided in discussions with the local government, law enforcers, relevant departments and agencies and owners, and workers associations.

Transport operators called on the government to withdraw the limit on the number of buses on roads.

Bangladesh registered 237 new Covid deaths on Wednesday, taking the toll to 23,398. The caseload surged by 10,420 to stand at over 1.38 million since the pandemic began last year.