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Expert committee recommends lockdown in 7 more districts 

 Staff Correspondent

 Published: 12:55 PM, 30 May 2021   Updated: 02:12 PM, 30 May 2021

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The expert committee of the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) recommended imposing lockdown in seven more districts to prevent coronavirus(Covid-19) infection.

These districts are - Khulna, Jashore, Kushtia, Satkhira, Natore, Naogaon and Rajshahi. 

A decision on the lockdown in seven districts will be taken at a cabinet meeting at the ministry on Sunday afternoon. Earlier on Saturday, the expert committee recommended lockdown in the seven districts at another meeting. 

Meanwhile, a one-week strict lockdown has been imposed in Chapainawabganj district since May 24 midnight in a bid to contain the spread of Covid-19. The measure came after the district, which shares border with India's West Bengal, reported an alarming 55 percent positivity rate out of tested samples. 

No long-distance transports except ambulances, press and goods-laden vehicles are allowed to enter or leave the district during the lockdown.