The share markets will remain open on a limited scale during the upcoming week-long lockdown.
According to a fresh direction of the Bangladesh Securities and Exchange Commission (BSEC), the trading will be held between 10am and 12:30pm from 14 to 21 April.
"As per the central bank's direction, the banks will remain open from 9:30 am to 1:30 pm during the lockdown. In line with that, the commission also extended the share trading schedule," the stock market regulator said in a press note.
The authorities are all set to enforce a strict lockdown from 14 to 21 April, in a bid to tackle the upward trend of coronavirus fatalities and infections.
During the lockdown, no one will be allowed to move outside the home. All private, autonomous and government offices will remain shut. No vehicle will ply on the roads.
However, the emergency service outlets, in addition to people and vehicles associated with the service, will remain out of the purview of the restriction.
In emergency cases, people are allowed to move publicly after taking a movement pass from the authorities.