Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has urged all to refrain from holding any mass program celebrating the Bangla New Year ( Pohela Boishakh ) to stem the outbreak of coronavirus pandemic.
She also urged all to celebrate Pohela Boishakh, the first day of the Bangla month Boishakh, digitally.
The prime minister said this while addressing a video conference, with the officials of 64 districts to coordinate the ongoing activities to contain coronavirus, from Ganabhaban in Dhaka on Tuesday.
The premier also said the government declared holiday to prevent the Covid-19 transmission might be extended till April 9.
Earlier, the government on March 23 declared general holidays from March 26 to April 4.