Dhaka: In an effort to prevent the spread of coronavirus in the country, the Bangladesh government on Saturday imposed seven-day total lockdown. As per the order from the government, the lockdown will come into effect from Monday. An announcement to this effect was made by Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader.
State Minister for Public Administration Farhad Hossain told The Business Standard said that the factories and industrial areas will remain open during the lockdown with limited workers in different shifts maintaining hygiene rules. However, the emergency services will remain out of the lockdown purview.
The move was taken after the number of daily infections and deaths from the virus has suddenly taken a steep sweep upwards over the past several days.
As per updates, Bangladesh reported 6,830 new cases in the past 24 hours till Friday at 8 AM with an alarming 23.28% single-day infection rate. The tally has reached 6,24,594 in the country.