The government today has notified officers and employees that the three-day holiday on the occasion of Eid-ul-Azha will not be extended and they should not go on vacations due to the coronavirus situation.

The decision was taken at a cabinet meeting with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in the chair.

“The three-day holidays on the occasion of Eid-ul-Azha would not be extended further and the government officers and employees have been directed not to leave their respective workstations or headquarters,” Cabinet Secretary Khandker Anwarul Islam told a press briefing after the meeting when his attention was drawn to government’s instructions during Eid holidays.

The premier joined the meeting from her official residence Gono Bhaban while ministers and secretaries attended it from the Bangladesh Secretariat through videoconference today.

The Eid-ul-Azha holiday will be from July 31 to August 2 (Friday, Saturday and Sunday), if Eid is observed on August 1.

If Eid is observed on July 31 (Friday) then the Eid holiday will be from July 30 to August 1 (Thursday, Friday and Saturday).

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