The Supreme Court on Monday extended the ongoing general holiday at all courts across Bangladesh till April 13 as the novel coronavirus races around the country.
Pahela Baishakh on April 14 will be included in the holidays, said a notification signed by Supreme Court Registrar General Md Ali Akbar on Monday.
The apex court has extended the holiday for the third time.
On March 24, the Supreme Court had declared a general holiday at all courts from March 29 to April 2. Then, on April 1, the holiday was extended till April 9.
Previously, the chief justice also instructed jails not to produce under-trial prisoners at the lower courts during case proceedings until further orders, as a precaution against the coronavirus outbreak.
The government had also declared a 10-day general holiday which got two extensions until April 14 and suspended public transportation to curb the spread of coronavirus.
Despite the shutdown, Bangladesh on Monday reported three more deaths from Covid-19 in the country, raising the death toll to 12, with 123 confirmed cases till date.