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Bangladesh eases out of Covid-19 straitjacket

While some welcome the chance to ease their financial burden, others feel restrictions are being lifted too soon

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Bangladesh eases out of Covid-19 straitjacket

Poor people visit a volunteer group for free medical services in Bangladesh’s capital Dhaka during the nationwide shutdown over the Covid-19 pandemic. (Photo: Piyas Biswas/UCA News)

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Bangladesh’s decision to slowly ease its Covid-19 restrictions despite constantly surging numbers of cases has drawn a mixed response.

The ongoing nationwide general holiday for public and private organizations won’t be extended beyond May 30 and public transport on roads, railways and waterways will resume on a limited scale from May 31, Farhad Hossain, state minister for public administration, said on May 27.

All education institutes will remain closed until June 15, he said, adding the government will issue a gazette notification. All places and transport services will have to follow strict health guidelines.

The government decision comes against the backdrop of a surging number of Covid-19 cases in the Muslim-majority South Asian nation.

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