7-day Covid-19 restrictions imposed in Thakurgaon
In the wake of growing Covid-19 infections, the authorities have imposed restrictions on movement and activities in Thakurgaon district for seven days starting tomorrow.
KM Kamruzzaman Selim, deputy commissioner of Thakurgaon, said the decision was taken at a meeting of "District Coronavirus Prevention Committee" held at his office this afternoon.
During the period, shops in the entire district will remain open from 10am to 5pm, maintaining the health safety guidelines, he told our Thakurgaon correspondent.
The DC said amusement parks, community centres and coaching centres will be closed. The cattle markets and local weekly haats (markets) will also remain closed during the period.
People are being discouraged to leave their houses without emergency need, he said, adding that if people need to go outside of their houses, they must follow health safety guidelines, including wearing masks.
Border Guard Bangladesh personnel will continue their strict vigilance at the border to control trespassing, said DC Kamruzzaman.
Restaurants can continue parcel sale instead of providing foods inside their establishments.
Sixty-one new Covid-19 cases were reported in 24 hours in the district after testing 121 samples, reports the correspondent.
Meanwhile, the authorities in Chapainawabganj extended the ongoing restriction in the district till June 23 in a bid to control the Covid-19 infection rate, said Manjurul Hafiz, deputy commissioner of Chapainawabganj.
The DC in a press briefing said mango traders from other districts can enter Chapainawabganj to buy the fruits during the restriction.
In Jhenaidah, the district administration has imposed restrictions on movement and activities in six municipalities under the district to prevent Covid-19 infections, said Jhenidah DC Md Mujibur Rahman.