The Bangladesh Supreme Court has decided to cancel its annual vacations this year in an attempt to make up for lost time due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The decision was taken at a full court meeting between Chief Justice Syed Mahmud Hossain and the judges of the Appellate and High Court divisions on August 6, according to a notification signed by Md Ali Akbar, Registrar General of the Supreme Court.
According to the court calendar, vacations were scheduled from August 31 to October 5 and from October 23-27. Another holiday was scheduled for December 18-31, bdnews 24 reported.
Bangladesh enforced a nationwide lockdown from March 26 to prevent the spread of the coronavirus and later extended it to May 30.
The Supreme Court subsequently declared a general holiday in all the courts of the country which was also extended to May 30.