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12:00 AM, June 21, 2020 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, June 21, 2020

Two wards of Barishal city to be locked down soon: authorities

Barishal City Corporation is preparing to put ward-12 and 24 in lockdown as those have been marked as "Red Zone" in terms of coronavirus infection.

The date for lockdown will come in consultation with the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS), said a BCC official.

"It will be announced any day," said Dr Matiur Rahman, chief medical officer of BCC, yesterday.

They took the decision after holding a virtual meeting with Coronavirus Prevention Committee of BCC on Thursday.

BCC Mayor Serniabad Sadik Abdullah presided over the meeting participated by high officials of BCC, and civil, health, military and law enforcing agencies.

All wards -- except for ward-26, 27, and 30 -- have been marked as "Red Zone", said the BCC official.

SM Ajiar Rahman, deputy commissioner of Barishal, said they will not put all 27 wards in lockdown simultaneously as it will require lots of preparations.

Barisal Metropolitan Police Commissioner Shahabuddin Khan said will monitor the lockdown situation.

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