To keep the wheels of the economy rolling during the ferocious second wave of the pandemic, the government Thursday allowed the resumption of all public transport services from August 19.
All tourist spots, community centres, resorts and recreation facilities can also reopen but with 50% capacity from August 19 and following all Covid-safety protocols, the Cabinet division said in a notification.
The latest directive will remain in force until further orders, according to the Cabinet division.
Earlier, the government had allowed only half of the public transport vehicles to ply on the roads, following all health protocols. Moreover, it was silent on the reopening of the tourist spots and community centres.
According to the latest notification, all modes of public transport, including those of road, river and railways can restart operations following all health protocols.
Use of masks and social distancing will be mandatory everywhere. And legal action will be taken against violators, be it individuals or organisations, according to the government.
The authorities concerned have been asked to take necessary steps in this regard.
Bangladesh was put under the “strict” lockdown on July 23 barring people from leaving their homes except for essential reasons.
Scheduled to end on August 5, it was later extended to August 10.