Local authorities have decided to place Jashore under lockdown for an indefinite period to curb the spread of novel coronavirus in the country.
The lockdown will be effective from 6am Monday, Jashore's Deputy Commissioner Mohammad Shafiul Arif told The Business Standard.
The decision came after several patients were tested positive with novel coronavirus in the district. So far, 30 have been diagnosed with the virus in Jashore.
Coronavirus infections in Bangladesh crossed the 5,000 mark today after the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) reported five more deaths and 418 new cases after testing 3,473 samples in last 24 hours.
With this, the death toll from the deadly virus rises to 145 and the number of total infected people stands at 5,416.