Introduction of strict lockdown after Eid-ul-Azha.


  • On 17 July 2021, Bangladesh announced the introduction of strict lockdown after Eid-ul-Azha, from 23 July to 5 August, and some of the major restrictions include:
    • All government, semi-government, autonomous and private offices will be closed;
    • Road, rail and waterways public transport (including domestic flights) and all types of motorised vehicles will be suspended;
    • Shops, including malls and markets will remain closed;
    • People cannot leave their homes, except in case of emergencies;
    • Trucks/lorries/covered vans/cargo vessels used for transportation of goods will be exempted from the ban;
    • Kitchen markets and stores selling daily essentials can remain open from 9.00 am to 3.00 pm;
    • Eateries and restaurants will be open for takeaways from 8.00 am to 8.00 pm;
    • All kinds of factories will remain closed.
  • Refer here for more information on these restrictions.
  • On 13 July 2021, Bangladesh announced the relaxation of its strict lockdown, from 14 July to 23 July, in view of Eid-ul-Azha. With this announcement, some of the relaxed measures include:
    • All government offices will continue their activities online, but private offices will remain closed;
    • Public transport will be allowed to resume on a limited scale;
    • Shopping malls and stores will be allowed to reopen, while maintaining health guidelines;
    • Cattle markets will be allowed to remain open.