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10:46 AM, June 05, 2021 / LAST MODIFIED: 10:49 AM, June 05, 2021

Satkhira goes into lockdown for 7 days

Authorities in Satkhira today imposed a week-long lockdown in the district, following a sudden spike in Covid-19 cases.

The decision has been taken to break the chain of coronavirus transmission after the positivity rate in the district was found to be 53 percent, officials said.

On Friday, two women, who were undergoing treatment at Satkhira Medical College and Hospital for Covid-19, succumbed to the virus, while three more persons with coronavirus symptoms also died the same day.

According to the administration officials, more Covid-19 cases have been detected in three upazilas -- Sadar, Kalaroa and Kaliganj -- bordering India. The infection is on the rise in other upazilas too.

During the week-long lockdown, all modes of public transport will stay off the roads. However, the movement restrictions won't apply on vehicles providing emergency services.

Though kitchen markets will be allowed to operate from 9am till 12pm daily, other shops and markets will remain closed.

Activities at Satkhira Bhomra Land Port will continue for limited hours, from 8am to 2pm, but the shops and markets in the area will remain closed.


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