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Area-based lockdown to be implemented from today

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red zoneState Minister for Public Administration Farhad Hossain has said area-based lockdown will be implemented in the capital from Sunday (today), according to media report.

There is information that the lockdown will begin in the capital first. The hotspots in the city will be placed under lockdown.

Regarding lockdown, additional secretary and COVID-19 cell’s convenor Habibur Rahman Khan said some areas of Dhaka will come under lockdown first on pilot basis within a few days.
He said, “On the basis of hotspot in terms of corona infection rate, we will place locality or ward under lockdown. At the beginning, we will go for lockdown in the capital on a limited scale. The reason is that most of the patients are now in Dhaka. Later, we will enforce lockdown in other districts or areas considering the situation of corona.”

Mentionable, the government on May 31 took decision to divide country into various zones such as red, yellow and green based on the infection and death rate of coronavirus.