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Ferries won’t carry passengers, launch movement suspended from Friday

Staff Correspondent | Published: 17:37, Jul 22,2021

 
 

Ferries will not carry any passengers or passenger-laden vehicles and all passenger-carrying vehicles - launches, speed boats and trawlers – would remain suspended in Bangladesh from Friday morning, officials of the shipping ministry said on Thursday.

The shipping ministry announce came in the backdrop of the government’s announcement that the restriction between July 23 and August 4 across Bangladesh would be ‘strictest’ to contain spread of Covid infection and deaths.

In a press release, issued on Thursday, the ministry said that the ferries will only carry emergency services’ vehicles and ambulances following health rules strictly from Friday morning.

A separate press release, issued by the ministry the same day, said that the movement of all passenger carrying vessels – including launches, speed boats and trawlers - would remain suspended between 6:00am on July 23 and 12:00am on August 5 due to restrictions. 

During the restrictions, all government and non-government offices, most industries and operations of all transports except the emergency services will remain suspended.

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