Buses, trains, launches to operate in a limited scale: State Minister

The government has decided to allow limited operation of public transport, State Minister for Public Administration Farhad Hossain told UNB on Wednesday night.


“The prime Minister informed about the decision at night,” he said, adding that a gazette notification will be published on Thursday.


Public transports – buses, trains and vessels – will have to maintain health guidelines, Hossain said.


“The district administration will ensure that health rules are being followed,” he said.


Public transports were shut after the government announced general holidays from March 26 to contain the transmission of coronavirus.


Meanwhile, the government has also decided not to extend the ongoing general holidays and will allow reopening of public, private and autonomous offices from May 31 to June 15 in a limited scale.


Also read: Coronavirus: Govt not extending general holidays


It also permitted markets and shops to remain open from 10am to 4pm on condition that they follow health rules.


But educational institutions will remain closed during this period.


Source: United News of Bangladesh