The ongoing strict lockdown could be extended for another week as the Covid-19 infection rate still remains alarming in the country.
A decision regarding the extension will be taken in a lockdown review meeting on Monday, Prothom Alo reports quoting a government official.
The senior official in the cabinet division said on Saturday that Covid-19 infections are still high in the country. So the lockdown might be extended for another week.
"The decision may come from the April 19 meeting," he said.
On 14 April, Bangladesh enforced weeklong stricter lockdown measures as the Covid-19 pandemic hit the country harder in recent weeks. The restrictions will end on 21 April.
The Covid-19 death curve in Bangladesh continued to witness an upward trend as its fatalities mounted to 10,283 after 101 people died from the virus in the last 24 hours.
It is the second consecutive day when the number of daily fatalities surpassed 100-mark. Earlier on Friday, the country reported the same number of Covid-19 deaths. The number of new infections was 3,473, with an infection rate of 21.46%.