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Government extends holiday until May 5

MNA National Desk: The government has extended the general holidays until May 5 in a bid to tackle the worsening coronavirus situation in the country.

The Public Administration Ministry issued a gazette notification in this regard on Thursday.

It said various emergency services will be out of the purview of the holiday, UNB reported.

On March 23, the government declared general holidays from March 26 to April 4, aiming to prevent the transmission of coronavirus.

Later, the holidays were extended four times until April 25 -– first from April 5 to April 9, then from April 10 to April 14, later from April 15 to April 16 and finally from April 17 to April 25.

Earlier, the government closed all the academic institutions apart from shutting down rail, road, river and air communications to prevent the spread of the highly contagious virus.

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