Public transport services and vehicles-carrying ferry services will remain suspended from 6 a.m. on Jul 23 to 12 a.m. on Aug 5, said a press release of the Shipping Ministry on Thursday (Jul 22).
However, movement of vehicles involved in transporting goods, emergency services, food, medical equipment, daily essentials, garment materials and the media will remain out of the purview of the restriction.
It said all types of passenger vessels, including launches, speedboats and trawlers will be suspended on the inland waterways. The owners, masters, drivers, staff, passengers and all concerned are requested to abide by the instructions.
The release added: “Action would be taken against those who will breach the order.”
Against the backdrop of Covid-19 (coronavirus) outbreak, the government has decided to impose strict shutdown across the country from Friday early morning till Aug 5 midnight.
“Strict lockdown will be enforced throughout the country from Friday morning and it would be stricter than before,” State Minister for Public Administration Farhad Hossain told media on Thursday (Jul 22).