10-day Covid-19 restrictions imposed in Kushtia | The Daily Star
02:37 PM, June 07, 2021 / LAST MODIFIED: 02:39 PM, June 07, 2021

10-day Covid-19 restrictions imposed in Kushtia

The authorities have imposed restrictions on movement and activities in Kushtia district from June 6 midnight till June 16 midnight to check transmission of Covid-19.

The decision was made by the district's Covid-19 prevention committee in light of the advisories made by the Cabinet Division yesterday, according to a notification issued by Kushtia deputy commissioner's office yesterday.

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As per the restrictions imposed, shops and malls are allowed to remain open from 10:00am till 8:00pm by maintaining strict health safety measures.

Food shops, hotels, restaurants, kitchen markets, and all wholesale and retail marketplaces must shut down by 8:00pm every day. Shops, hotels and restaurants are allowed to sell food only through online or takeaway services. Local tea shops must shut down by 7:00pm.   

No social gatherings such as weddings, birthday celebrations, picnics etc. along with political and religious gatherings will be allowed during this period. All tourist spots, resorts, community centres and recreational venues will remain closed.

Law enforcement agencies, emergency service providers, such as transport for agricultural equipment, food grains and products, relief distribution, healthcare, print and electronic media, and all departments/agencies involved in the government's revenue generating activities will remain out of purview of the restrictions.

All public transports, including inter-district ones, must maintain strict health safety measures and operate at half capacity. Passengers must wear masks and follow safety measures.

Factories and industrial plants will continue to operate under self-management as previously. However, they must maintain health safety measures strictly and provide transportation facilities to workers.    

Legal steps will be taken against any entity if the measures are not followed, the notification added.

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