Lockdown rules slackened even though Covid-19 infection sees record highs
Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Authority (BIWTA) has revoked its previous order that hiked passenger fare by 60 per with effect from April 1 after passenger vessels were required to operate with half the capacity due to Covid-19 restrictions.
“The BIWTA issued a circular in this regard on Tuesday,” said Jahangir Alam Khan, senior information officer.
According to the order, the passenger vessels will follow from Wednesday the previous fare chart issued on April 23, 2013.
The government has decided to ease the lockdown from Wednesday allowing public transport, shops and shopping malls to reopen.
As the Delta variant has sharply been fueling case surges, Bangladesh saw a record high 264 deaths again as health authorities came up with their 24-hour report on Tuesday.
Besides, 11,164 more people tested positive during the period out of 47,424 samples, according to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).