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Lockdown extended till May 5; Notice issued

The government has extended the current lockdown by another week till May 5 issuing a notice.

The Cabinet Division on Wednesday issued the notice in an effort to curb the second wave of coronavirus infections sweeping across Bangladesh.

It said shops and malls will be allowed to stay open from 10 am to 8 pm.

It also imposed a ban on entry of people in the country from India by land, air or sea, except with the express permission from the Bangladesh High Commission.