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Bangladesh imposed new restrictions on Monday, ordering the closure of offices, international and domestic transport for eight days as coronavirus cases surge.
According to a statement by the government, the new measure is effective from Wednesday.
Since the outbreak, Bangladesh has recorded 684, 756 coronavirus cases and 9,739 deaths. However, the number of daily cases have surged in a month.
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"All government, semi-government, autonomous and private office and financial institutions will be closed," said a cabinet statement.
International and domestic flights will be halted along with maritime, rail and bus services, the order added.
All stores -- except those supplying food -- will be shut, but authorities will allow factories to remain open if companies can organise their transport.
The board did not spell out how it would get the vaccines. But BCB president Nazmul Hassan is also chief executive of Beximco Pharmaceuticals, which has signed a deal to procure 30 million vaccine doses from India for the Bangladesh government.
As greater Melbourne passed the halfway point of a lockdown initially intended to last six weeks, Premier Daniel Andrews said the state would be stuck in "limbo" unless it could cut the infection rate.
In many countries, worshippers performed Eid prayers wearing face masks and observing social distancing in a bid to contain the spread of the pandemic.
Governments around the world are trying to stop the spread of the disease while scrambling for ways to relieve pressure on their economies, which are facing a historic downturn with millions pushed into unemployment.
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