Complete lockdown in Bangladesh; Only emergency services will be allowed

Bangladesh -

Dhaka: A complete lockdown in Bangladesh following the Covid expansion. The country has declared a complete seven-day shutdown. The government has announced that the lockdown will take effect on April 5. Awami League general secretary Obaidul Quader said the lockdown was only for emergency services. The news was reported in the Dhaka Tribune.
State Public Administration Minister Farhad Hussain told the Dhaka Tribune that the industrial areas would remain operational despite the closure of all offices and courts in the lockdown. The minister said workers would have to quit their jobs and go home if industrial areas were closed. In the last 24 hours, 6,830 new cases were reported in Bangladesh. The rate of new cases is 23.28 percent per day. With this, the total number of patients in the country reached 6,24,594. Within 24 hours, 50 deaths were reported in the country.