Dhaka: Amid a dramatic surge in COVID-19 infections, Bangladesh might be going right into a nationwide ‘exhausting lockdown’ from Monday (June 28, 2021) for seven days in a bid to stem the unfold of instances.
In a notification on Friday, the Data Ministry stated that each one authorities and personal places of work, aside from emergency companies will stay closed through the lockdown, Dhaka Tribune reported.
Every kind of transports, aside from these carrying emergency provides, ambulances and automobiles for healthcare companies and media, will stay suspended from Monday, it stated.
Nobody might be allowed to go away house with out emergency functions. The announcement comes after the nationwide COVID-19 advisory panel on Thursday advisable imposing a nationwide shutdown for 2 weeks, with all types of places of work remaining closed.
In the meantime, Bangladesh’s State Minister for Public Administration Farhad Hossain advised the media that they have been all set to impose a whole shutdown any time.
Dhaka Tribune reported that the federal government was pressured to impose a nationwide lockdown for one week from April 5 to include the unfold of infections as COVID-19 instances stored rising at an alarming charge since mid-March.
On Friday, the loss of life toll from COVID-19 rose by 108, the second-highest single-day soar because the pandemic unfolded final 12 months in Bangladesh.
The caseload surged by 5,869 to 878,804, based on the newest authorities knowledge. The every day an infection charge rose to 21.22 %, up from 15 % every week in the past. Amid the dramatic surge in infections, public consultants concern that the pandemic in Bangladesh may take a catastrophic flip.