Banks will remain closed for two days in the upcoming week, on Sunday and Wednesday.
Bangladesh Bank issued a circular in this regard on Wednesday due to the recent surge of Covid-19 infection and deaths in the country.
On 1, 3, and 5 August, banking hours will be increased for one hour, allowing banks to operate from 10am to 2:30pm.
Currently, banks are operating from 10am to 1:30pm.
Other banking activities will remain in effect as per the central bank circular issued on 13 July, said Bangladesh Bank.
Earlier, Bangladesh Bank directed all banks to operate on a limited scale after Eid from 25 July to 5 August due to the 14-day strict lockdown imposed on 23 July to curb Covid-19 infections.