Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA) has said they continue recommending closure of all factories as the general holiday has been extended until April 14.
"We continue recommending closure for factories," BGMEA President Dr Rubana Huq said in a message on Sunday night.
She said they are urging all BGMEA members to pay the March salaries for the workers as soon as possible. "For their assistance, we’ve also opened a cell at the BGMEA," she said.
Earlier on Saturday, BGMEA urged all owners to keep their factories closed until April 11 considering the overall situation.
Meanwhile, some 1108 factories reported 947.88 million pieces worth $3.02 billion export cancelled or held up affecting 2.19 million workers as of 6pm on Sunday, according to BGMEA.