According to a notice issued by the Bangladesh Bank on Wednesday, banks can operate until 3:30pm for conducting their other necessary activities during the period
Banks will carry out transactions from 10am to 1:30pm during the seven-day strict lockdown till July 7.
According to a notice issued by the Bangladesh Bank on Wednesday, banks can operate until 3:30pm for conducting their other necessary activities during the period.
But the new schedule will come into effect from July 4 (Sunday) as transactions will remain off on July 1 (Thursday) and the next two days are weekly holidays (Friday and Saturday).
At present, banks carry out transactions until 3:30pm and remain open until 4:30pm against the normal transaction period of 10 am to 4pm.
The circular said the government has imposed different restrictions considering the current situation of the coronavirus pandemic.
During this period, the head offices of banks will remain open while state-owned banks will keep open one branch at the district level and one branch at the upazila level. Private banks will keep open one branch at the district level and maximum two branches outside the district level with limited manpower.
The bank authorities will take measures to provide transportation support to their staff in consultation with the local administration.
The banks will keep open their principal and authorized dealer (AD) branches with required staff while internet banking service will continue for 24 hours a day.
They have to ensure operation of ATM booths to facilitate transactions through cards by supplying adequate cash in the machines while the evening banking and weekly holiday banking activities will remain suspended until further order, said a notice issued earlier on April 13.