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Export-oriented factories to reopen on Aug 1 amid ‘strict lockdown’

The government on Friday gave approval to industry owners to reopen all export-oriented factories from 1 August amid countrywide stringent lockdown.

The cabinet division has issued a notification in this regard stating that all export-oriented factories will remain out of the purview of the ongoing lockdown restrictions which is expected to continue till Aug 5, unless extended further.

The decision came today after the business leaders on Thursday requested the government to reopen garment factories and other industries amid the lockdown.

The government reinforced 14-day strict lockdown restrictions following Eid vacation till August 5.

Unlike the all out restrictions before Eid, mills and factories were instructed to remain closed during this time.

There are speculations that the government might extend the lockdown as the Covid transmission continues at an alarming rate.

Source: United News of Bangladesh