The government has imposed lockdown in seven districts –Narayanganj, Munshiganj, Gazipur, Madaripur, Rajbari, Manikganj and Gopalganj– surrounding to the capital city, from June 22 to 30 due to the sudden rise in coronavirus infections.
Cabinet Secretary Khandker Anwarul Islam made the announcement following the cabinet meeting held at Secretariat in Dhaka on Monday.
“Considering the COVID-19 infection situation, overall activities/movement including public movements in Manikganj, Narayanganj, Munshiganj, Gazipur, Madaripur, Rajbari and Gopalganj districts will remain stopped from 6am on June 22 to midnight of June 30,” said a cabinet division notification.
Stricter lockdown will come into effect from 6 am on June 22 till June 30 midnight in these districts.
All kinds of public transports will remain suspended during the lockdown in the districts.
However, emergency services like transportation of agricultural equipment and inputs (seeds, fertilizer, insecticides, agri machinery), crops, food items, relief activities, health services, Covid-19 vaccination, water, power, gas, fire service, port activities, telephone, internet services, mass media (electronic and print), private security services, postal services and offices related to emergency services, their employees, vehicles will remain out of the purview of the restrictions.
Local administration can imposed lockdown if they wants, said the cabinet secretary.
Covid-19 situation in Bangladesh has taken a turn for the worse again as the country saw 82 deaths on Sunday.