Saturday, October 23, 2021

Dhaka rail link suspended as COVID 19 cases rise in Bangladesh

Bangladesh Railway has suspended all trains operating to and from Dhaka in view of the current COVID situation in the country, especially in the neighbouring districts. The restrictions will remain in place till 30th of June. All Jasore and Khulna-bound trains in the western part of Bangladesh Railway have also been cancelled.

Earlier, the government had announced a complete lockdown and suspension of all activities in seven districts of the country including Gazipur, Naryanganj, Munshiganj, Rajbari, Gopalganj, Manikganj and Madaripur districts till 30th of June. Ferry services and other means of public transport have also been suspended in these districts. Several other districts and sub-divisions have also imposed restrictions in view of the growing cases of Corona virus.

Fatikchari Upazila in Chattogram district announced a eight- day lockdown till 30th of June. Natore has extended the restrictions till 29th of June. Jibanagar Upzila of Chuadanga district has also imposed a strict lockdown in view of the rising number of COVID-19 cases.

The COVID-19 infections and deaths continued to show a worrying trend in Bangladesh as 76 people died and 4,846 fresh Corona positive cases were detected in the country yesterday. The sample positivity rate was recorded at 19.36 per cent.

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