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09:46 PM, April 17, 2021 / LAST MODIFIED: 09:48 PM, April 17, 2021

Covid-19: Govt could extend lockdown for another week

The government is considering extending the ongoing "countrywide lockdown" for another week as Covid-19 infection is still on the rise.

A meeting has been called on Monday to review the lockdown situation and the decision for extending the lockdown might be taken there.

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Bangla daily Prothom Alo quoted a senior official of the Cabinet Division today as saying, "Corona infections are still high. So the lockdown could extend for another week. A decision may be taken in the meeting on Monday, April 19."

State Minister for Public Administration Farhad Hossain told Prothom Alo that there was a suggestion to extend the lockdown and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will give the final decision which will be announced after the meeting on April 19.

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