Wikimedia Bangladesh has been closely observing the developments and
impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic worldwide including Bangladesh. In
response of recent outbreak reported in Bangladesh, the Executive Committee
of Wikimedia Bangladesh held an emergency online meeting and come upon to
the following decisions:

To prevent the possible spread of coronavirus and to ensure the health and
safety of the members of the Wikimedia community, all offline activities
(meetups, workshops, seminars) and in-person public events related to
Wikimedia Bangladesh and its sub-regional communities have been suspended
until further notice, effective from March 14, 2020.

Simultaneously, the Bangla Wikipedia Annual Conference which was scheduled
next April has been canceled. The Annual General Meeting of Wikimedia
Bangladesh and the award ceremony of WLE 2019 and WLM 2019 has been
postponed until further announcement.

Wikimedia Bangladesh urges to all Wikipedia and Wikimedia project
contributors to follow the public health advice to ensure their health and
Shabab Mustafa
Wikimedia Bangladesh
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