DHAKA, Bangladesh

The Bangladesh government on Saturday decided to cancel all major events to celebrate the Independence Day on March 26 as the South Asian nation has been experiencing community transmission of the new coronavirus.

The decision was made at a meeting held between President Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at the presidential palace on Saturday evening, the state-run news agency, Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha reported.

The decision included that the celebration, including the wreath laying ceremony at the National Memorial, civic reception at president official residence, and highest state award distribution will not be held.

According to the

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