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Coronavirus: Cox’s Bazar declared as country’s first ‘red zone’

 Cox’s Bazar Correspondent

 Published: 07:23 PM, 5 June 2020   Updated: 07:25 PM, 5 June 2020

Photo: Daily Bangladesh

Photo: Daily Bangladesh

The district administration has declared the 10 wards of Cox’s Bazar city as ‘red zone’ to prevent the coronavirus infection. At the same time, two wards have been declared ‘yellow zone’. Besides, the entire district has been declared lockdown till June 20.

Cox’s Bazar DC Md. Kamal Hossain said that except for the ward no. 1 and 12 of the city, the rest are marked as ‘red zone’. Meanwhile, the residents of the ‘red zone’ have been banned from roaming the city. The announcement has been effective since Friday.

He added that monitoring committees have been formed in each ward of four municipalities and eight upazilas comprising different departments of the government to monitor the coronavirus situation. “The areas have been classified based on the number of patients identified.”

Earlier, the entire Cox’s Bazar has declared locked down from April 8 to prevent coronavirus infection. From May 11, the lockdown was relaxed and everything was kept open to a limited extent. However, due to the increase in the prevalence of coronavirus, the district was again locked down and 10 wards of the city were declared ‘red zone’.