Tue, 28 Sep 2021

DHAKA, July 30 (Xinhua) -- The Bangladeshi government has decided to allow export-oriented factories to resume production on Aug. 1 amid the ongoing COVID-19 lockdown, according to a gazette notification issued by the Cabinet Division on Friday.

According to the notification, export-oriented factories will remain out of the purview of the lockdown from 6:00 a.m. local time on Aug. 1.

Bangladeshi authorities decided to impose a strict lockdown from July 23 to Aug. 5 after relaxing restrictions for a week on the occasion of Eid al-Adha festival which was celebrated here on July 21.

Bangladesh reported 13,862 new COVID-19 cases and 212 new deaths on Friday, taking the national tally to 12,40,115 and the death toll at 20,467, the Directorate General of Health Services said.

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