Bangladesh government has imposed strict lockdown in the country from today following a sharp rise in COVID 19 infection. All government and private offices will remain closed during the lockdown. No vehicles will be allowed to operate except for emergency and medical services.
Movement of people out of their home without urgent reason will be restricted but it will not be applicable for people working in media organisations. Bangladesh has been witnessing a sharp rise in COVID cases in recent weeks.
AIR correspondent reports that the COVID-19 situation in Bangladesh continues to remain grim. On Sunday, 119 people died in the country due to Corona. This is the highest number of deaths in a single day since the first coropa positive case was detected in the country in March last year. The sample positivity rate in the country is also at an alarming level of over 21 percent. Several districts in the country were under complete lockdown since the last 10 days. However, in view of the continuing surge in infections and deaths, the government on Sunday announced a number of COIVD 19 restrictions.
From today morning, movement of all public transport except cargo vehicles and rickshaws across the country has been suspended till the morning of 1st July. All shopping malls, markets, tourist places, resorts, community centres and recreation centres will also remain closed. Hotels and restaurants will be allowed to serve takeaways or take online orders from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Offices will remain open and the arrangement for transportation of their staff is to be made by the concerned organisation. Further announcements regarding the lockdown are likely to be announced over the next few days.