Covid-19 pandemic: Govt plans to divide country into red, yellow, green zones
The government is planning to divide the entire country into three zones -- red, yellow and green -- depending on the severity of the spread of the coronavirus infection, Health Minister Zahid Maleque said today.
"We have decided to divide the whole country into three zones as Covid-19 cases are increasing in the country," the minister told The Daily Star after a meeting between the ministry high officials and mayors of Dhaka, Gazipur and Narayanganj at the secretariat.
This decision has been taken in light of the instructions of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, he added.
"We will lock down the most infected areas. But the duration of the lockdown will be decided according to the advice of experts," he said.
Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal, LGRD Minister Tajul Islam, PMO Principle Secretary Ahmad Kaikaus were also present at the meeting.