Decision on strict lockdown extension today
Published: 11:06 AM, 12 July 2021 Updated: 11:19 AM, 12 July 2021
A decision on whether or not to extend the ongoing nationwide strict lockdown would be taken at a meeting of the Covid-19 National Technical Advisory Committee (NTAC) on Monday ahead of Eid.
Talking to reporters at the Secretariat on Sunday, State Minister for Public Administration Farhad Hossain said the restrictions would be imposed on July 13 as per the decision of the meeting.
"We are monitoring the COVID-19 situation," the state minister said. "The government is stressed on the implementation of restrictions as the coronavirus infections and deaths have risen alarmingly. The time after July 14 is also very important for us."
To check the spreading of novel coronavirus, the government first enforced weeklong strict lockdown since July 1 and then it has been extended to July 14. The cabinet division issued a gazette notification with 21 restrictions amid the ongoing coronavirus situation.