Saturday, July 24, 2021

Bangladesh announces ‘strict lockdown’ from Thursday, army to aid civil administration for effective implementation

Bangladesh government on Wednesday issued the notification for the strict lockdown starting from 1st July to 7th July in order to control the spread of coronavirus in the country.

 

According to the notification, all offices including the government, para-govt, autonomous   and private ones will remain closed throughout the country. Public transport including Railway,roadways, waterways and domestic flights will remain suspended. However, international flights will continue to operate.

No motorized vehicle will operate during the period of the lockdown. However transportation related to essential items, law enforcement and emergency services will be allowed to operate.

All shops and shopping malls will remain closed. Shops selling items of daily use, vegetables and fish may operate in open spaces between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.

Hotels and restaurants will be allowed to serve online and take-away orders.

All tourist places, resorts, community centres and recreation centres will remain closed. Social programmes like weddings, birthdays or other similar events, political and religious programmes  will be restricted during this period.

No one will be allowed to move out of their homes except for emergencies like purchase of medicine, last rites, purchase of items of daily use etc. Legal action will be taken against those who defy orders.

Factories and industries will remain open under their own management following health guidelines.

Airports, landports, sea ports and related offices will not come under the purview of the lockdown.

Bangladesh bank will issue necessary orders for ensuring banking services.

The armed forces division will deploy personnel under the ‘army in aid to civil power’ rule to ensure effective patrolling at the field level. The district magistrate will ensure this by contacting the local commanders.

Rajesh Jha/Dhaka

 

- Advertisement -
Latest news

Heavy rainfall reported in nine districts of Karnataka

In Karnataka, heavy rainfall was reported from Uttara Kannada, Shivamogga, Kodagu, Belagavi, Haveri, Chikkamagaluru, Dharwad, Hassan and Davanagere districts. The Indian Coast Guards conducted...

India likely to start COVID vaccination for children by September

India is expected to start COVID vaccination for children by September this year. Talking to a private TV channel, AIIMS Director Dr Randeep Guleria...

President Kovind speaks to Maharashtra Governor; expresses concern over loss of life & property in state due to rain & floods

President Ram Nath Kovind today spoke to Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari and expressed his concern over loss of life and property in the...

Tokyo Olympics: Mirabai Chanu bags silver medal in women’s 49 kg category in clean & jerk

In weight lifting, Mirabai Chanu has bagged silver medal in women's 49 kilogram category in clean & jerk.   In tennis, Sumit Nagal cruised to the...
Related news

Heavy rainfall reported in nine districts of Karnataka

In Karnataka, heavy rainfall was reported from Uttara Kannada, Shivamogga, Kodagu, Belagavi, Haveri, Chikkamagaluru, Dharwad, Hassan and Davanagere districts. The Indian Coast Guards conducted...

India likely to start COVID vaccination for children by September

India is expected to start COVID vaccination for children by September this year. Talking to a private TV channel, AIIMS Director Dr Randeep Guleria...

President Kovind speaks to Maharashtra Governor; expresses concern over loss of life & property in state due to rain & floods

President Ram Nath Kovind today spoke to Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari and expressed his concern over loss of life and property in the...

Tokyo Olympics: Mirabai Chanu bags silver medal in women’s 49 kg category in clean & jerk

In weight lifting, Mirabai Chanu has bagged silver medal in women's 49 kilogram category in clean & jerk.   In tennis, Sumit Nagal cruised to the...