The Rangpur, Naogaon and Dinajpur districts have been put under lockdown to prevent the spread of Covid-19. From now on, no one will be able to enter or depart from these districts until further notice.
The deputy commissioners announced the lockdown in the respective districts on Wednesday after the meetings with the districts' Covid-19 Prevention Committees.
The decision was taken to prevent further Covid-19 infections, as the number of such patients in other districts of Rangpur division is increasing daily, they added.
Our Rangpur correspondent reports the local administration declared a lockdown in the district from 10:00pm because the number of patients infected with Covid-19 – in other districts of the division – is increasing daily.
Deputy Commissioner Asib Ahsan took the decision at a meeting with the mayor of the City Corporation and members of law enforcement agencies on Wednesday afternoon.
The decision was taken not to let anyone in Rangpur district become infected, he said.
Naogaon Correspondent reports: Deputy Commissioner Harun or Rashid, in a public notice issued on Wednesday, has announced the lockdown to keep the district free from Covid-19 infection as a precaution.
From now on, Naogaon district, along with eleven upazilas, will remain locked down. However, emergency services – including medical, food supply and journalism – will remain out of purview of the lockdown.
The decision was taken at a meeting of the District Covid-19 Prevention Committee, chaired by the Deputy Commissioner.
Dinajpur Correspondent reports: Deputy Commissioner Md Mahmudul Alam has announced the lockdown from Wednesday 10pm till further notice.
Meanwhile, a patient was diagnosed with the virus on the district's Parbatipur upazila, said Dinajpur Civil Surgeon Dr Abdul Kuddus.
"The patient came from Dhaka a few days ago," he added.