Economy Measure Code Measure Currency Code Amount (Local) Amount (USD) Source Details
Bangladesh 04 04 - Equity support BDT
Bangladesh 12 12 - Non-Economic Measures BDT
Bangladesh 12A 12A - Measures affecting travel and transport (local and international) BDT IMF. https://www.imf.org/en/Topics/imf-and-covid19/Policy-Responses-to-COVID-19 (accessed 1 May 2020). Ministry of Public Administration. https://mopa.gov.bd/sites/default/files/files/mopa.gov.bd/notices/8b82fa43_9c1a_4269_bc9f_dcf378e47fdf/admin1-2020-347-r1.PDF (accsessed 29 June 2020).

(i) Individuals have been requested not to leave their homes except to collect daily necessities and emergency supplies, and to wear masks when outside; and (ii) A lockdown has been imposed on 75 hotspots in Dhaka where cases have been identified, and a curfew is in operation from 6pm to 6am.

Bangladesh 12B 12B - Measures affecting business and workplace BDT Ministry of Public Administration. https://mopa.gov.bd/sites/default/files/files/mopa.gov.bd/notices/8b82fa43_9c1a_4269_bc9f_dcf378e47fdf/admin1-2020-347-r1.PDF (accsessed 29 June 2020). News on Air. http://www.newsonair.com/News?title=Bangladesh-extends-closure-of-educational-institutions-till-Nov.-14&id=403295 (accessed 30 October 2020). Aljazeera. https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2020/11/13/bangladesh-extends-school-shutdown-over-second-covid-19-wave (accessed 13 November 2020).

(i) 23 March 2020, The government declared a general holiday from March 26 to April 4, which has been extended until May 5: government offices, private offices, and courts will be closed, commercial banks will operate shorter hours; (ii) 29 October 2020, extends closure of educational institutions till Nov. 14; (ii) November 13, school lockdowns extended to December 19.

Bangladesh 12C 12C - Others BDT
Bhutan 04 04 - Equity support BTN/INR
Bhutan 12 12 - Non-Economic Measures BTN/INR
Bhutan 12A 12A - Measures affecting travel and transport (local and international) BTN/INR IMF. https://www.imf.org/en/Topics/imf-and-covid19/Policy-Responses-to-COVID-19 (accessed 24 July 2020); PMO. https://www.gov.bt/covid19/?p=1606 (accessed 20 July 2020); Government of Bhutan. https://www.gov.bt/covid19/?p=1664 (accessed 11 August 2020); Government of Bhutan. https://www.gov.bt/covid19/31-08-20-press-release-pmo/ (accessed 02 September 2020); Government of Bhutan. https://www.gov.bt/covid19/10-09-20-press-release-on-the-completion-of-the-unlocking-period-pmo/ (accessed 11 September 2020); Government of Bhutan. https://www.gov.bt/covid19/10-11-20-notification-for-putting-in-place-system-to-generate-typed-automated-covid-19-certificate-moh/ (accessed on 13 November 2020); Government of Bhutan. https://www.gov.bt/covid19/14-12-20-mandatory-health-declaration-for-all-incoming-passengers-to-bhutan/ (accessed 15 December 2020).

(i) 6 March 2020, Restriction of entry of foreign tourists initially for two weeks but extended afterwards; (ii) 22 March 2020, Bhutan sealed off its land borders as a precautionary measure to prevent the spread of COVID-19. For non-Bhutanese, exits are allowed. Incoming non-Bhutanese are scrutinized and quarantined where applicable; (iii) 10 September 2020, The Government released new guidelines on the movement of individuals throughout the country; (iv) 10 November 2020, The Government of Bhutan launched a system based "fit to fly certificate" in place of handwritten certificates to all Bhutanese travelling abroad; (v) 14 December 2020, All incoming passengers to Bhutan are requested to mandatorily declare their health status through an online platform [update].

Bhutan 12B 12B - Measures affecting business and workplace BTN/INR IMF. https://www.imf.org/en/Topics/imf-and-covid19/Policy-Responses-to-COVID-19 (accessed 24 July 2020); PMO. https://www.gov.bt/covid19/?p=1606 (accessed 20 July 2020); Government of Bhutan. https://www.gov.bt/covid19/?p=1664 (accessed 11 August 2020); Government of Bhutan. https://www.gov.bt/covid19/31-08-20-press-release-pmo/ (accessed 02 September 2020); Government of Bhutan. https://www.gov.bt/covid19/10-09-20-press-release-on-the-completion-of-the-unlocking-period-pmo/ (accessed 11 September 2020); Government of Bhutan. https://www.gov.bt/covid19/10-11-20-notification-for-putting-in-place-system-to-generate-typed-automated-covid-19-certificate-moh/ (accessed on 13 November 2020); Government of Bhutan. https://www.gov.bt/covid19/22-12-20-second-nationwide-lockdown-pmo/ (accessed 23 December 2020); Government of Bhutan. https://www.gov.bt/covid19/29-12-20-extension-of-nationwide-lockdown-pmo/ (accessed 29 December 2020); Government of Bhutan. https://www.gov.bt/covid19/04-01-20-press-release-on-easing-nationwide-lockdown-2-0-pmo/ (accessed 5 January 2021).

(i) 6 March 2020, School closure in three cities; (iii) 27 March 2020, More containment measures were imposed on public gatherings, travel (within and outside Bhutan), business and entertainment, games and sports and civil service, corporate, private, and other agencies. The quarantine period has been extended to 21 April 2020; (iv) May 2020, Healthcare measures include setting up dedicated hospitals and quarantine centers; (v) 19 June 2020, Easing of restrictions, which will be done in phases, in schools, institutes, and colleges, except pre-primary levels, low risk businesses, sports, trainings and workshops, religious and social functions, parks and public spaces, and public transport; (vi) 19 June 2020, All government, corporate, and allied agencies are called to discontinue "work from home" starting 22 June 2020; (vii) 11 August 2020, Government announces nationwide lockdown. 1 September 2020, The government announced a phased easing of lockdown restrictions between 1 and 10 September 2020; (viii) 23 December 2020, A nationwide lockdown has been enforced for seven days [update]; (ix) 29 December 2020, The government announced an extension of the nationwide lockdown until further notice [update]; (x) 4 January 2021, The government has decided to roll out the measures to ease nationwide lockdown starting 6 January 2021 [update].

Bhutan 12C 12C - Others BTN/INR
European Central Bank 04 04 - Equity support EUR
European Central Bank 12 12 - Non-Economic Measures EUR
European Central Bank 12A 12A - Measures affecting travel and transport (local and international) EUR
European Central Bank 12B 12B - Measures affecting business and workplace EUR
European Central Bank 12C 12C - Others EUR
European Union 04 04 - Equity support EUR 549,000,000 607,300,885 EIB. https://www.eib.org/en/press/all/2020-103-eib-backs-eur5-billion-investment-to-mitigate-economic-impact-of-coronavirus-and-support-medical-technology (accessed 29 April 2020); Yale. https://som.yale.edu/faculty-research-centers/centers-initiatives/program-on-financial-stability/covid-19-crisis (accessed 29 April 2020); EC. https://ec.europa.eu/commission/presscorner/detail/en/ip_20_1007 (accessed 12 June 2020); EC. https://ec.europa.eu/commission/presscorner/detail/en/ip_20_1507 (accessed 27 August 2020).

(i) 8 April 2020, The Commission is launching ESCALAR, a new investment approach, developed together with the European Investment Fund (EIF), that will support venture capital and growth financing for promising companies. In its pilot phase, ESCALAR will provide up to EUR300 million backed by the European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI); (ii) 24 April 2020, EIB also approved an equity investment worth EUR75 million for the German company Curevac, through the EIB's Infectious Disease Financing Facility; (iii) 8 June 2020, EUR174 million equity investments from the European Innovation Council (EIC) Accelerator Pilot funding to innovative startups and SMEs; (iv) June 2020, EUR5.3 billion for the Solvency Support Instrument that will work via an EU guarantee provided to the European Investment Bank (EIB) Group under the European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI). Solvency support will form a separate window under the EFSI to mobilise private capital. The EIB Group will use this guarantee to provide financing directly or invest, fund or guarantee equity funds, special purpose vehicles, investment platforms or national promotional banks. These intermediary funds or vehicles must be established and operate in the EU. The Solvency Support Instrument should predominantly channel solvency support through financial market intermediaries and only to a lesser degree facilitate direct support to companies by the EIB Group.

European Union 12 12 - Non-Economic Measures EUR
European Union 12A 12A - Measures affecting travel and transport (local and international) EUR IMF. https://www.imf.org/en/Topics/imf-and-covid19/Policy-Responses-to-COVID-19 (accessed 29 April 2020).

Most European countries have taken several containment measures ranging from lockdowns and travel restrictions to school closures and bans on large gatherings. Measures that favor teleworking were also widely implemented. The European Commission presented guidelines for exit strategies and called for a common framework across member states. The criteria include: (i) sustained reduction and stabilization of new cases, (ii) sufficient health system capacity such as adequate hospital beds, pharmaceutical products, and equipment, and (iii) appropriate monitoring capacity to quickly detect and isolate infected individuals as well as to trace contacts. The Commission invited Schengen Member States and Schengen Associated States to extend the temporary restriction on non-essential travel to the EU until 15 June 2020 and presented further guidance on a gradual lifting of border restrictions.

European Union 12B 12B - Measures affecting business and workplace EUR IMF. https://www.imf.org/en/Topics/imf-and-covid19/Policy-Responses-to-COVID-19 (accessed 29 April 2020).

Most European countries have taken several containment measures ranging from lockdowns and travel restrictions to school closures and bans on large gatherings. Measures that favor teleworking were also widely implemented.

European Union 12C 12C - Others EUR
India 04 04 - Equity support INR
India 12 12 - Non-Economic Measures INR
India 12A 12A - Measures affecting travel and transport (local and international) INR Mint. https://www.livemint.com/news/world/india-other-countries-begin-to-seal-off-uk-over-mutated-virus-strain-fears-11608542135840.html (accessed 4 January 2020); IMF. https://www.imf.org/en/Topics/imf-and-covid19/Policy-Responses-to-COVID-19 (accessed 11 November 2020).

(i) 21 March 2020, A temporary ban for a week on international flights landing in the country for a week; (ii) 24 March 2020, The entire country was placed under lockdown for 21 days which, on 14 April 2020, was further extended to 17 May 2020; (iii) 26 March 2020, Extended ban on all international flights till 15 April 2020, excluding approved all-cargo operations and flights; (iv) 27 October 2020, The latest government announcements extended localized lockdowns till 30 November 2020, under the same guidelines as in “Unlock 5.0”; (v) 21 December 2020, India has followed suit in banning travel to and from the United Kingdom in light of the recent COVID-19 strain. [update]

India 12B 12B - Measures affecting business and workplace INR IMF. https://www.imf.org/en/Topics/imf-and-covid19/Policy-Responses-to-COVID-19 (accessed 11 November 2020).

(i) Businesses and workplaces are included both in the strict lockdowns in 12C, as well as with the relaxing of these measures.

India 12C 12C - Others INR DW Online. https://www.dw.com/en/coronavirus-india-approves-two-covid-vaccines-for-emergency-use/a-56114891 (accessed 7 January 2020); IMF. https://www.imf.org/en/Topics/imf-and-covid19/Policy-Responses-to-COVID-19 (accessed 11 November 2020).

(i) 5 March 2020, Schools closed in some of the municipalities and states, including Delhi until the end of March, which was eventually expanded to all educational institutions in the country; (ii) 12 March 2020, Partial shutdowns was imposed on educational institutions, stadiums, cinema halls, and sports clubs and gathering of people were banned in some of the states, including Delhi; (iii) 15 April 2020, the government announced several relaxation measures in geographical areas designated as non-hotspot, with effect from 20 April 2020; (iv) 30 May 2020, the government issued ‘Unlock 3.0’ guidelines for a phased re-opening of most activities across the country and limiting the lockdown only to containment zones for a month until 30 June 2020. However, states have been empowered to prohibit certain activities if they deem it necessary; (v) On 29 August 2020, the government issued new guidelines (‘Unlock 4.0’) to further re-open the economy in September, removing restrictions on metro rail, and allowing for social, academic, sports, entertainment, and other congregations of up to 100 people. Education institutions will remain closed until end-September, with lockdowns continuing to be implemented in containment zones; (vi) 3 January 2020, India approves two COVID vaccines for emergency use: the Oxford University-AstraZeneca vaccine and the locally developed vaccine COVAXIN [update].

Maldives 04 04 - Equity support MVR
Maldives 12 12 - Non-Economic Measures MVR
Maldives 12A 12A - Measures affecting travel and transport (local and international) MVR IMF. https://www.imf.org/en/Topics/imf-and-covid19/Policy-Responses-to-COVID-19 (accessed 19 April 2020).

(i) 12 March 2020, The government declared a Public Health Emergency. There are several adopted containment measures, including (a) temporary suspension of on-arrival visa for all passengers arriving to Maldives by air and sea, (b) quarantine for all passengers traveling to Maldives by air except for tourists checking-in to resorts, (c) screening at ports of entry, (d) restrictions on travel between resorts and inhabited islands, (e) ban on all cruise ships from entering and docking; (ii) July 2020, International flights as well as tourism island resorts reopened.

Maldives 12B 12B - Measures affecting business and workplace MVR IMF. https://www.imf.org/en/Topics/imf-and-covid19/Policy-Responses-to-COVID-19 (accessed 19 April 2020, 22 July 2020); The Edition. https://edition.mv/news/16934 (accessed 29 May 2020); The Edition. https://edition.mv/news/19431 (accessed 12 October 2020).

(i) 12 March 2020, Requirement on all guest houses and city hotels operating in the Maldives to temporally suspend all tourist check-ins since March 17; (ii) 18 May 2020, Allowing certain commercial businesses to open and operate; (iii) July 2020, While guesthouses in inhabited islands are opened since July for locals/residents in COVID-19 free islands, guesthouses will be opened for tourists in August; (iv) 28 September 2020, Guesthouses will be allowed to reopen on October 15, albeit with mandatory departure testing required for all tourists holidaying at inhabited islands in Maldives. Tourists visiting guesthouses are required to undergo PCR testing upon arrival in Maldives.

Maldives 12C 12C - Others MVR IMF. https://www.imf.org/en/Topics/imf-and-covid19/Policy-Responses-to-COVID-19 (accessed 19 April 2020, 14 May 2020, 4 June 2020, 22 July 2020); The Edition. https://edition.mv/news/16934 (accessed 29 May 2020). The Edition. https://edition.mv/news/18190 (accessed 31 July 2020); The Edition. https://edition.mv/news/18275 (accessed 7 August 2020); The Edition. https://edition.mv/news/18890 (accessed 4 September 2020); The Edition. https://edition.mv/news/18967 (accessed 17 September 2020); The Edition. https://edition.mv/news/19525 (accessed 12 October 2020); The Edition. https://edition.mv/news/19590 (accessed 12 October 2020); The Edition. https://edition.mv/news/19827 (accessed 22 October 2020).

(i) 12 March 2020, School closures; (ii) 15 April 2020, The greater Malé region was placed on lockdown; (iii) 13 May 2020, The lockdown was extended to May 28 (third extension since its implementation); (iv) 28 May 2020: (a) The state of Public Health Emergency was extended until June 29; and (b) Phase one of lockdown easing started, with a relaxation in temporary permissions for leaving homes; (v) Since 1 July 2020, the country is in phase three of the lockdown ease plan. This phase permits movement in the Greater Malé Region from 5 AM to 11 PM, and only gatherings of less than 30 people are to be allowed in public spaces; (vi) 30 July 2020, Authorities mandated wearing face masks in public spaces of the capital city of Malé in response to a surge in COVID-19 cases in Maldives. Individuals in public spaces without masks would be fined by MVR1,000 starting from August 1; (vii) 4 August 2020, The Health Protection Agency (HPA) implemented a curfew over the Greater Malé Region; (viii) 3 September 2020, The Ministry of Education extended the closure of schools in the Greater Malé Region by an additional two weeks in connection to the surge of COVID-19 cases in the area; (ix) 6 September 2020, The extension of the State of Public Health Emergency until October 6 was announced; (x) 4 October 2020, Ministry of Education reopened schools in the Greater Malé Region and commenced teaching for grades 9 to 12 only, while online lessons were provided for students of lower grades; (xi) 6 October 2020, The State of Public Health Emergency was extended until November 5; (xii) 17 October 2020, The Ministry of Education revealed that classes for grades starting from six to all levels below, shall not restart within 2020, for schools throughout the Greater Malé Region.

Nepal 04 04 - Equity support NPR
Nepal 12 12 - Non-Economic Measures NPR
Nepal 12A 12A - Measures affecting travel and transport (local and international) NPR IMF. https://www.imf.org/en/Topics/imf-and-covid19/Policy-Responses-to-COVID-19 (accessed 26 November 2020); The Kathmandu Post. https://kathmandupost.com/politics/2020/08/12/nepal-braces-for-a-return-to-locked-down-life-as-rise-in-covid-19-cases-rings-alarm-bells (accessed 13 August 2020); Nepali Times. https://www.nepalitimes.com/latest/repatriation-regular-flights-to-nepal-to-resume/ (accessed 26 August 2020); Online Khabar. https://english.onlinekhabar.com/nepal-extends-suspension-on-long-route-transport-domestic-flights-until-sept-16.html (accessed 31 August 2020).

April 2020: (i) Closure of public transportation and ban on domestic and international flights (except chartered flights) until July 22; (ii) Private vehicles are allowed to operate on an alternating odd-even license-plate-number basis, corresponding to the calendar date; (iii) 20 July 2020, The government announced that all flights and transportation will be resumed from August 17; (iv) 11 August 2020, Other containment measures include restrictions on domestic and international passenger flights until August 31. Long distance buses will now be allowed to ply from September 1; (v) 25 August 2020, The government announced that it will resume flights to repatriate Nepali workers stranded abroad until August 31. After that, airlines will be allowed to operate limited regular international flights; (vi) 31 August 2020, The government has extended the suspension on long-route transportation and domestic flights until September 16. International flights will resume on September 1, but only for Nepalis and diplomats (no foreign tourists).

Nepal 12B 12B - Measures affecting business and workplace NPR IMF. https://www.imf.org/en/Topics/imf-and-covid19/Policy-Responses-to-COVID-19 (accessed 26 November 2020); The Kathmandu Post. https://kathmandupost.com/politics/2020/08/12/nepal-braces-for-a-return-to-locked-down-life-as-rise-in-covid-19-cases-rings-alarm-bells (accessed 13 August 2020).

April 2020: (i) Closure of cinema halls, stadiums, health clubs, museums, bars and other recreational places until July 22; (ii) 12 June 2020, The government began easing the lockdown and allowed shops to open; (iii) 15 June 2020, Government, private offices, and banks have reopened, with government staff working in shifts; (iv) 20 July 2020, The government announced services, such as hotels and restaurants, will resume operations from July 30. Tourism activities including travel, trekking, mountaineering will also resume operations from August 17. Recreational centers, religious centers, gyms, libraries, museums, and zoos will be closed until further notice; (v) 11 August 2020, Restaurants have been limited to takeaway services and all non-essential services like salons, shopping malls, theatres must remain closed; opening of hotels which was supposed to start on August 17, has been pushed back by 15 days; (vi) 13 November 2020, The government further relaxed restrictions by opening tourist sites.

Nepal 12C 12C - Others NPR IMF. https://www.imf.org/en/Topics/imf-and-covid19/Policy-Responses-to-COVID-19 (accessed 26 November 2020). Business World. http://www.businessworld.in/article/Nepal-re-enforces-lockdown-as-COVID-19-cases-surge/05-08-2020-305469/ (accessed 6 August 2020); The Kathmandu Post. https://kathmandupost.com/politics/2020/08/12/nepal-braces-for-a-return-to-locked-down-life-as-rise-in-covid-19-cases-rings-alarm-bells (accessed 13 August 2020); Nepali Times. https://www.nepalitimes.com/latest/repatriation-regular-flights-to-nepal-to-resume/ (accessed 26 August 2020); Online Khabar. https://english.onlinekhabar.com/nepal-extends-suspension-on-long-route-transport-domestic-flights-until-sept-16.html (accessed 31 August 2020).

(i) April 2020, Closure of land-border crossings; (ii) June 2020, Nationwide lockdown until July 22. 20 July 2020, The government announced that the national lockdown will be lifted. However, recreational activities including parties, seminars, and other public gatherings continue to be restricted. Educational institutions will be closed until further notice; (iii) 5 August 2020, The Nepal government has enforced partial lockdown to full lockdown in various parts of the country as cases of coronavirus infection and fatalities continued to soar. The Home Ministry released a list of 14 districts: six districts will be facing a complete restriction in movement, while eight would remain under partial lockdown; (iv) 11 August 2020, All educational institutions including schools, colleges, tuition centres and training centers will remain closed. No date for their opening has been announced. 31 August 2020, The government decided to continue the suspension on the operation of schools, colleges and academic institutions until September 16; On November 12, The government announced the reopening of schools from November 20 in low infection areas; (v) 25 August 2020, The government has reversed its earlier requirement that all passengers, even those with PCR reports, have to spend at least one week in a hotel quarantine in Kathmandu at their own expense. Passengers with PCR negative reports will now be allowed to go home for 14 day self-isolation.

Sri Lanka 04 04 - Equity support LKR
Sri Lanka 12 12 - Non-Economic Measures LKR
Sri Lanka 12A 12A - Measures affecting travel and transport (local and international) LKR IMF. https://www.imf.org/en/Topics/imf-and-covid19/Policy-Responses-to-COVID-19 (accessed 26 November 2020); SLRM. Covid-10 policy responses repository as of 25 August 2020; as of 5 November 2020; News.lk. https://www.news.lk/news/political-current-affairs/item/31258-notice-on-revision-of-procedure-for-inbound-travellers-to-sri-lanka; https://www.news.lk/news/political-current-affairs/item/31260-government-to-re-introduce-conditional-repatriation-in-the-wake-of-new-strain-of-coronavirus (both accessed 6 January 2021).

(i) 11 March 2020, Suspension of visa on arrival for tourists; (ii) 20 March 2020, The authorities suspended all arriving international flights and ships; (iii) 22 March 2020, All inbound passenger flights and passenger ships were suspended, excluding repatriations; (iv) 26 December 2020, The government arranged special repatriation flights for migrant workers, students, patients, short-term visa holders, government and military officials. All inbound travellers to Sri Lanka need approval from the Foreign Secretary and the Civial Aviation Authority [update].

Sri Lanka 12B 12B - Measures affecting business and workplace LKR News.lk. https://www.news.lk/news/political-current-affairs/item/30862-movie-theatres-will-be-temporarily-closed-until-october-31 (accessed 16 October 2020); News.lk. https://www.news.lk/news/political-current-affairs/item/31291-cinemas-in-sri-lanka-to-reopen-under-strict-safety-guidelines (accessed 6 January 2021).

(i) 19 March 2020, Government declared a work-from-home arrangement for the public and private sectors, which was extended until 20 April; (ii) 26 March 2020, essential services, including central bank, commercial banks, insurance services, and treasury, remained open; (iii) 20 April 2020, All forms of functions, pilgrimages and pleasure tours, carnivals, processions and meetings continued to be banned; (iv) 4 October 2020, Curfews have been imposed in some jurisdictions due to the increase in cases from a garment factory; (v) 15 October 2020, Movie theaters were temporarily closed until October 31; 28 December 2020, Prime Minister Rajapaksa has permitted the reopening of cinemas starting 1 January 2021 under strict, new health protocols to revive the entertainment industry [update].

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(i) 13 March 2020, Schools and universities closed until 20 April 2020; (ii) 20 March 2020, The authorities imposed a strict nation-wide curfew, which was gradually eased on 11 May 2020, and was fully relaxed on 6 June 2020; barring large public gatherings; (iii) 23 March 2020, An island-wide curfew was imposed; 29 June 2020: (iv) Night-time curfew removed across the island. Gatherings continue to be subject to public health guidelines. Use of masks in public remains mandatory; (v) 10 August 2020, Local schools have been allowed to reopen in several phases so as to prevent overcrowding within confined spaces. Accordingly, certain days of the week have been reserved for particular grades and students to attend school; 4 October 2020, Classes in the Gampaha and Colombo districts have been suspended until further notice; (vi) 15 October 2020, Extraordinary Gazette No. 2197/25 was issued under the Quarantine and Prevention of Diseases Ordinance to widen legal grounds for quarantine measures and to make the wearing of masks and maintaining of one-meter social distancing mandatory in public places; (vii) 28 October 2020, A quarantine curfew has been imposed in the entire Western province, which includes Colombo, from 29 October 2020 (12:00 am) to 2 November 2020 (5:00 am); 1 November 2020, The curfew was extended until 9 November 2020 (5:00 am).

Bangladesh 04 04 - Equity support BDT
Bangladesh 12 12 - Non-Economic Measures BDT Ministry of Public Administration. https://mopa.gov.bd/sites/default/files/files/mopa.gov.bd/notices/8b82fa43_9c1a_4269_bc9f_dcf378e47fdf/admin1-2020-347-r1.PDF (accsessed 29 June 2020). IMF. https://www.imf.org/en/Topics/imf-and-covid19/Policy-Responses-to-COVID-19 (accessed 1 May 2020).

(i) March 23, The government declared a general holiday from March 26 to April 4, which has been extended until May 5: government offices, private offices, and courts will be closed, commercial banks will operate shorter hours; (ii) Individuals have been requested not to leave their homes except to collect daily necessities and emergency supplies, and to wear masks when outside; and (iii) A lockdown has been imposed on 75 hotspots in Dhaka where cases have been identified, and a curfew is in operation from 6pm to 6am.