The seven-day lockdown includes all domestic travel, including flights, suspensions, and mall and store closures.
Bangladesh has been shutting down for a week, shutting down shopping malls and transport to help prevent the spread of coronavirus as infection and death rates have risen in recent weeks.
Domestic flights, river transport and rail services were suspended on Monday, leaving only emergency services running. Travel to all European countries – except the UK – and 12 other countries has already been banned for three weeks.
Health authorities said the spike had put excessive pressure on the hospital in recent weeks, with the number of 08787 new cases of infection recorded on Sunday falling to just under 4040,000, of which 9,26666 died.
The government has asked people not to go out from 6pm to 6am.
Banks will run only two and a half hours daily, with public and private sector businesses reported to have only a skeleton crew in their offices.
Industries are allowed to operate but must help their workers travel.
Shop owners and mall workers in the Elephant Road area of the capital Dhaka took to the streets and demanded that the authorities allow them to work.
Several three-wheelers and cars have been spotted on the three-lane road, which is usually stuck during the day. Traffic police intercept bikers and check their documents.
Local TV stations reported that the lockdown was relaxed in many cities.
The nationwide lockdown is second only to the South Asian country after a two-month shutdown at the end of March last year.
In a speech to Parliament on the eve of the lockdown, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina called upon the people to help prevent the spread of the virus.
“I know everyone will face difficulties. Nevertheless, I say that everything should be given priority, ”Hasina said.