The government on Monday declared holiday from March 26 to April 4, aiming to prevent transmission of deadly coronavirus.
Cabinet secretary Khandker Anwarul Islam announced the decision from a meeting at the secretariat.
Besides, the members of the army will remain in the field from Tuesday to help the civil admiration maintain social distancing and strengthen the coronavirus preventive measures.
He said the government has announced general holiday for five days from March 26 to April 2 while April 3 and 4 are weekly holidays.
However, kitchen market, hospitals, and pharmacies will remain open as usual, he said.