DGHS recommends to extend lockdown
Published: 02:31 PM, 30 July 2021 Updated: 08:24 PM, 30 July 2021
The Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) has recommended extending the ongoing lockdown after August 5 as the Covid-19 deaths and cases are not reducing.
Professor Abul Bashar Khurshid Alam, director general of the DGHS, told the media on Friday morning.
He said a meeting was recently held in the Cabinet on what should be done to control the COVID outbreak. At that meeting, we recommended “extending the ongoing lockdown”. However, the government has not yet decided on the matter.
The government imposed strict restrictions from July 1 to 7 to reduce coronavirus outbreak. Later it was extended till July 14. Due to Eid-ul-Azha, strict restrictions were relaxed from July 15 to 22. Then from July 23 to August 5, the government imposed all-out strict restrictions.