Bangladesh extends banking hours by another 30 minutes

The central bank has lengthened the transaction time at banks by another 30 minutes after the extension of the pandemic restrictions by a month amid a spike in coronavirus cases in the country.

Customers will be able to conduct bank transactions until 3:30 pm, Bangladesh Bank announced on Wednesday.

The banks can continue post-transaction work until 5pm.

On Apr 5, the government imposed strict lockdown restrictions as the number of coronavirus infections and death soared amid a second wave of the pandemic.

As part of the curbs, the transaction hours at banks were also reduced and have since been changed multiple times.