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Gulf Today Report
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.
"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.
More than 500 garment factories in Bangladesh that supply to global brands reopened after a month-long shutdown to curb the spread of the coronavirus, while India considered ways to scale back its vast lockdown to reduce economic pain.
Bangladeshi garment factories have been given a lifeline with orders to make protective masks, gloves and gowns for export.
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