MNA National Desk: The government shut down all passenger train services, except freight trains, from Tuesday to prevent the spread of coronavirus in Bangladesh.
Railway Minister Nurul Islam made the announcement in a press briefing on Tuesday afternoon, report bdnews24.com and UNB.
Meanwhile, according to UNB, Bangladesh Railway Director General Shamsuzzaman, “The services will remain closed until further notice,” he said, adding that intercity train services will be shut down gradually.
Bangladesh government on Monday declared general holidays from March 26 to April 4, aiming to prevent its transmission.
Besides, the armed forces will remain in the field in the divisional and district towns including coastal areas across the country from Tuesday to aid the civil administration maintain social distancing and strengthen the coronavirus preventive measures.
Meanwhile, Bangladesh announced its fourth coronavirus death and six new cases, taking the number of patients to 39 in the country.