Bangladesh Bank has extended the banking hours from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. until May 16 for facilitating the financial transaction of their clients during the lockdown.
Banks will remain open from 10 a.m. to 3.30 p.m. while the transaction will be made between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., said a Bangladesh Bank circular issued on Wednesday (May 5).
As per another circular of the central bank, non-bank financial institutions (NBFIs) will remain open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
In a circular on Apr 13, the central bank said bank headquarters, authorized dealer branches and district-level head offices will remain open during the movement restrictions.
Also, one branch (if the authorized dealer branch is not open) will remain open every two kilometres in city corporation areas. At the upazila level, a single branch of a bank will remain open on Sunday, Tuesday, and Thursday.
Apart from this, branches, sub-branches, and bank booths in the vicinity of sea, land, and airports will remain open. Port authorities and local administration are to take appropriate measures in enforcing health safety guidelines.
For NBFIs, one branch in the capital and another office outside Dhaka will remain open until May 16.