Dhaka, Bangladesh – The general holiday in Bangladesh – declared to accompany a nationwide lockdown – has been extended until April 25 as the country tries to contain the spread of the coronavirus.
The shutdown, announced first on March 26, has already been extended twice. Bangladesh has reported 424 infections and 39 people have died from COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus.
According to the Institute of Epidemiology Disease Control and Research (IEDCR), half the infections were reported in the capital Dhaka.
Bangladesh’s garment sector has shut down all operations except for the production of personal protective equipment.