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PM approves proposal to extend lockdown until May 23

| Updated: May 16, 2021 15:41:49

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The government has decided to extend the ongoing coronavirus lockdown by a week to May 23, apprehending further transmission of the disease in the wake of Eid celebrations.

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina approved the proposal on Saturday, State Minister for Public Administration Farhad Hossain said, reports bdnews24.com.

An official notification on the lockdown will be issued on Sunday and the ongoing restrictions will remain unchanged.

An exodus of people from cities to rural areas for Eid celebrations has stoked fears of a rapid spike in coronavirus cases.

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