Narayanganj district and Gazipur city have been placed under complete lockdown to combat the spread of coronavirus.
Narayanganj district will be under complete lockdown starting today (April 8) until further notice, the Inter Service Public Relations (ISPR) said in a press release issued in this regard last night, undersigned by ISPR Assistant Director Rashedul Alam Khan.
Emergency services such as medical services, supply chain, etc. will remain out of the purview of the directive, the ISPR statement read.
Civil administration, armed forces, law enforcement agencies and public representatives will be engaged in a coordinated collaboration in this regard, it added.
Narayanganj is one of the hotspots of the spread of coronavirus in Bangladesh with 38 people so far found infected with the virus in the district till today. Among them, 15 tested positive for the virus in the last 24 hours.
PM Sheikh Hasina on Monday ordered a total lockdown of Dhaka and Narayanganj cities, and Madaripur and Gaibandha districts to fight the spread of coronavirus, and asked law enforcers to strictly enforce social distancing.
Meanwhile, all 57 wards of Gazipur City Corporation (GCC) have been put under lockdown in an effort to protect city dwellers from the contagious coronavirus and prevent its spread, reports UNB.
GCC Mayor M Jahangir Alam made the announcement on Tuesday.
He said they had to go for the lockdown to contain the virus and check its spread, the report said, adding that during the lockdown, all types of mass gatherings will be banned and no one can come out of their residence unless in the case of an emergency.
No vehicle will also be allowed to enter or leave the city.
Check-posts have been set up at 10 important points on two highways of the city to enforce the lockdown properly, the UNB report said.