Banks to open from tomorrow for limited hours
After a four-day break on account of the holy Eid-ul-Azha festival and weekly holidays, banks and financial institutions in Bangladesh will open tomorrow.
However, all banks will remain open for customers for only three-and-a-half hours daily due to the country-wide 14-day strict lockdown that was imposed yesterday to contain the spread of rising Covid-19 cases.
As per a circular issued by Bangladesh Bank, all banks will operate on a limited scale between July 25 and August 5 -- from 10am to 1:30pm, instead of the usual 10am-4pm timing, maintaining all Covid-safety protocols and with limited staff.
However, banks can remain open till 3pm to conduct their own activities, post-customer hours. Their other regular activities can also continue in compliance with government guidelines.
However, internet banking service will continue for 24 hours. All banks will have to ensure the operations of ATM kiosks to facilitate transactions through cards and by supplying adequate cash in the machines, as per the Bangladesh Bank circular.