Bangladesh: Lockdown imposed in the country dealing with Delta variant of Corona


The havoc of Corona in Bangladesh is once again at its peak. The delta variant of Corona is spreading rapidly there. Taking a big decision, the government there has announced a strict lockdown across the country from 8 am on Friday, 23 July. This lockdown will remain in force till midnight on August 5. An official order said that except for emergency services, all government and private offices will remain closed.

Bangladesh Public Administration Minister Farhad Hussain told the media on Thursday that the lockdown will not be relaxed. This lockdown will be more strict than last time. Police, BGB, and Army personnel will be deployed to ensure that the restrictions are followed. Offices, courts, textile factories, and everything related to exports will remain closed. According to a report in 'Dhaka Tribune', when asked if there are any plans to relax the lockdown for those going home for Eid. He said that no, those who went back to their home districts cannot return to the city before August 5.

Recently, many pictures of migrant laborers returning from Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh, were revealed. The migrant laborers were trying to leave Dhaka as soon as possible amid the lockdown. There was a rush to leave Dhaka among lakhs of migrants. There has been public transport between different cities since June 22. Earlier, all restrictions were relaxed for doing business before Eid on July 13 and midnight of July 14 till 8 am on July 23. According to reports, health officials said that the delta form of the coronavirus has spread in Dhaka, increasing the pressure on health facilities here. Delta-type cases have also been reported in the northern and south-western regions bordering India.

According to the data of the Ministry of Health of Bangladesh, the number of deaths due to corona has reached 13,976, while the total number of cases has increased to 8,78,804 after 5,869 new cases of infection were reported in the last 24 hours. On April 19 this year in Bangladesh, the maximum number of 112 people died due to this epidemic.