Bangladesh Bank today evening said all the branches of banks, except for those dealing with overseas trade, will remain closed during the upcoming restrictions on movement for the ongoing pandemic.
Branches, sub-branches and booths of banks located at land, sea and air ports area will remain open to provide export-import related banking services, the central bank said in a circular.
The circular came amid confusion among bankers and commoners after the cabinet division issued a gazette notification in the afternoon related to the banks' closure.
In the notification, it was said all public, semi-government, autonomous, private and financial institutions will remain closed from April 14 morning till April 21 midnight in order to keep the coronavirus pandemic at bay.
Later in the day, the central bank issued a circular in the evening to clear all the confusion.