The Bangladesh authorities on Saturday determined to impose a week-long nationwide lockdown from Monday as Covid-19 cases and deaths surged throughout the nation.
Road Transport Minister Obaidul Quader made the announcement at a media briefing in Dhaka on Saturday, the Dhaka Tribune newspaper reported.
Bangladesh on Friday logged 6,830 new cases of the coronavirus, the best rely in a day, taking the tally of infections to 624,594. The dying toll climbed by 50 in 24 hours to 9,155, in accordance to information launched by the federal government.
In a bid to arrest the unfold of the coronavirus, the federal government has determined to implement a seven-day lockdown from Monday because the coronavirus cases and deaths are surging throughout the nation, Quader, additionally the final secretary of the ruling Awami League, mentioned.
However, the order doesn’t apply to utility and emergency providers.
Factories will stay open and employees can work shifts by following hygiene guidelines, the report mentioned.
“Every workplace and court docket will likely be closed throughout this lockdown however industries and mills will proceed their operation on rotation,” State Minister for Public Administration Farhad Hossain was quoted as saying by the Dhaka Tribune.
Asked why industries won’t be closed, the minister mentioned, “If we shut the mills then the employees could have to go away their workstations and head for dwelling.” Bangladesh on Wednesday registered an enormous soar in new Covid-19 cases with 5,358 infections, the best single-day improve for the reason that pandemic broke out in the nation in March final 12 months, it mentioned.
On Monday, the Prime Minister’s Office issued an 18-point directive, together with a ban on all public gatherings in areas with excessive charges of infections.
In a gazette notification, it requested to restrict gatherings in all varieties of occasions, together with social, political and spiritual.
It additionally mentioned that buses won’t be allowed to carry passengers greater than half of their seating capability and have to preserve the protection Covid-19 security tips.