Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN)- The central bank of Bangladesh has directed all scheduled banks to keep their branches open on Friday with taking appropriate security measures.

But it has cancelled its previous circular on keeping banks’ branches open on Saturday.

The Bangladesh Bank (BB) on Wednesday asked the banks to keep their branches open in industrial areas, such as the capital, Ashulia, Tongi, Gazipur, Savar, Narayanganj and Chittagong, where most of the country’s apparel factories are located.

The country’s normal banking and business activities have seriously been disrupted due to continued blockades starting on November 26.

BBN/SSR/AD-05Dec13-9:25 pm (BST)