20mn confined to homes as 3rd city placed under lockdown in China

A third Chinese city has locked down its residents because of a COVID-19 outbreak, raising the number confined to their homes in China to about 20 million people.

No decision on lockdown despite upward Covid-19 infection rate: Health Minister

Health and Family Welfare Minister Zahid Maleque today said the government has not yet made any decision on lockdown although the rate of coronavirus infection has gone up.

Easing lockdown: National advisory committee urges govt to revise decision

The National Technical Advisory Committee (NTAC) on Covid-19 urged the government to revise its decision to ease lockdown from Wednesday.

Weekend sees quieter day

Although the government extended the ongoing lockdown for another five days till August 10 to curb the spread of coronavirus, it seemed to have little to no effect on people as many were out on the street yesterday.

Lockdown shocks vegetable farmers

Hoping to turn a handsome profit, Jasim Uddin took a Tk 50,000 loan from a local non-governmental organisation to grow pointed and bottle gourds on 40 decimals of land in Rahamatpur village in Jashore.

City back to near normal

Although shopping malls and markets are closed and public transport remains suspended, the city streets look almost normal with people violating lockdown by coming out of home and moving around on rickshaws, vans and private cars.

January 11, 2022
January 11, 2022

20mn confined to homes as 3rd city placed under lockdown in China

A third Chinese city has locked down its residents because of a COVID-19 outbreak, raising the number confined to their homes in China to about 20 million people.

January 1, 2022
January 1, 2022

No decision on lockdown despite upward Covid-19 infection rate: Health Minister

Health and Family Welfare Minister Zahid Maleque today said the government has not yet made any decision on lockdown although the rate of coronavirus infection has gone up.

August 14, 2021
August 14, 2021

Easing lockdown: National advisory committee urges govt to revise decision

The National Technical Advisory Committee (NTAC) on Covid-19 urged the government to revise its decision to ease lockdown from Wednesday.

August 13, 2021
August 13, 2021

Everything open from Aug 19

The government is lifting most of the coronavirus restrictions from August 19, even as the number of deaths reported daily from Covid-19 continues to be over 200. 

August 12, 2021
August 12, 2021

Back to bedlam

After a period of pandemic-induced calm, Dhaka is back to its usual chaotic self.

August 10, 2021
August 10, 2021

‘As if it’s already been lifted’

The “strict lockdown” is set to end tomorrow. However, judging by the significant rise in public and vehicular movement in the capital yesterday, one could say it has already been lifted.

August 10, 2021
August 10, 2021

Vegetable Saplings: Lockdown, incessant rain frustrate growers

Farmers, growing different varieties of winter vegetable saplings on floating seed-beds in the district, are gradually getting frustrated, fearing huge losses due to the countrywide lockdown and incessant rain during this peak time of the year.

August 9, 2021
August 9, 2021

Heavy traffic on Dhaka streets two days before lockdown ends

Huge number of vehicles, except public transport, were seen on Dhaka streets today -- two days before the government-enforced lockdown ends.

August 9, 2021
August 9, 2021

Life as usual in Dhaka as lockdown drags on

The third day of the latest phase of ongoing nationwide lockdown yesterday saw significant number of vehicles plying on the capital’s different streets.

August 9, 2021
August 9, 2021

Curbs to go when needed most

The government has decided to lift most of the restrictions on people’s movement and public transport from Wednesday even as Covid-19 continues to exact a heavy toll on people’s lives with high death and infection rates.