7-day countrywide lockdown from Monday: Obaidul Quader

The public authority has chosen to force a seven-day countrywide lockdown from Monday (April 5), considering the current Covid-19 circumstance, Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader said today. 

Policy management Ministry will illuminate the subtleties on the lockdown by this evening, the pastor said during a preparation. 

Production lines can be worked on conditions, the priest added. 

Prior in the day, State Minister for Public Administration, Forhad Hossain, said that the public authority is probably going to declare a weeklong lockdown the nation over inside two-three days because of the flood in Covid cases. 

Associations giving crisis administrations will stay out of the domain of the lockdown, he said during an instructions. 

Enterprises will stay open and representatives should work in shifts, following wellbeing rules. 

Prior, the National Technical Advisory Committee (NTAC) on Covid-19 had suggested "halfway or adjusted" lockdown of "high-hazard" territories. 

As per the wellbeing directorate, the public authority has characterized Dhaka, Narayanganj, and Chattogram as "high danger" zones. Four locale – Rangamati, Rajshahi, Rajbari, and Narsingdi – have been named "medium danger" zones while 27 have been organized as "okay" zones. 

The council likewise proposed that the public authority increment the quantity of general and ICU beds at clinics for Covid patients. 

Prof Iqbal Arsalan, leader of Swadhinata Chikitsak Parishad and furthermore an individual from the specialized advisory group, prior said key arrangement and activities dependent on the public authority's 18-point mandate, given on Monday, ought to be concocted right away.