Notification issued announcing eight-days lockdown...

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Notification issued announcing eight-days lockdown

 Staff Correspondent

 Published: 12:42 PM, 12 April 2021   Updated: 12:57 PM, 12 April 2021

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The government has issued a gazette notification announcing a ‘strict lockdown’ for eight days from April 14 to April 21. 

The Cabinet Division issued the notification on Monday afternoon.

It has been said all government and non-government offices and public transport will be closed except the emergency services from April 14 to 20, however, the factories will be remained open.

Earlier on Friday afternoon, State Minister for Public Administration Farhad Hossain said the government had decided to take a “strict lockdown” to curb coronavirus infection. “The decision was taken to close all government and non-government offices except those providing emergency services,” he said.

Earlier in the day, Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader said in a briefing that COVID has taken a terrible shape in the country. The rate of infection and death is increasing gradually. However, the aloofness of the people did not lessen. In such a situation, the government is actively thinking about a “comprehensive lockdown” for a week from April 14 for the public interest. 

Due to the first COVID detection in the country on March 8 last year, educational institutions were declared shut down from March 18 and a strict lockdown or general holiday was declared from March 26. At the end of the 66-day holiday, people started to return to normal life, however, the COVID outbreak increased again.