The government has extended ongoing restrictions to 16 May to curb coronavirus transmission in the country.

A cabinet meeting took the decision on Monday, said cabinet secretary Khondakar Anowarul Islam.

He said the restrictions would remain in place but public transport would remain operational in city areas.

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The cabinet secretary said that long-haul bus transport would remain suspended but public transport can operate inside the districts (from 6 May). Train and launch services would remain suspended.

The shopping malls that fail to comply with health guidelines would be shut if necessary, he added.

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