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Govt announces newspapers, fuel as emergency services

Published: April 02, 2020 16:25:45 | Updated: April 02, 2020 19:30:45

Govt announces newspapers, fuel as emergency services

The government has amended the general holiday order to include newspapers and fuel as emergency services during the coronavirus shutdown.

The Ministry of Public Administration made the announcement on Thursday, reports bdnews24.com.

Bangladesh has confirmed 56 cases of the coronavirus infection so far with six deaths. The government announced a general holiday, initially from March 26-April 4 before extending it to April 11, in a bid to reduce the risk of a further outbreak.

It said the shutdown order will not apply to emergency services such as electricity, water, gas, fire services, cleaning activities, telephone and the internet. 

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