11 districts under Dhaka Division and eight under Chittagong Division included in the list
Thirty one districts in the country have been singled out as high-risk areas owing to a rise in coronavirus infection rates in the regions.
The districts are Dhaka, Munshiganj, Narsingdi, Narayanganj, Rajbari, Shariatpur, Gazipur, Faridpur, Madaripur, Kishoreganj and Tangail under Dhaka Division; Chittagong, Feni, Noakhali, Brahmanbaria, Chandpur, Lakshmipur, Comilla and Cox’s Bazar under Chittagong Division; Rajshahi, Natore, Bogra and Naogaon under Rajshahi Division; Khulna, Narail and Jessore under Khulna Division; Rangpur and Nilphamari under Rangpur Division; Sylhet and Moulvibazar under Sylhet Division; and Barisal under Barisal Division.
The Directorate General of Health Services revealed the names of the districts through a press release issued on Wednesday.
Bangladesh has been witnessing a surge in Covid-19 cases and deaths for the last few days.
On Wednesday, the country recorded the highest number of cases in a single day (5,358) since the outbreak of the pandemic in March last year.
At the same time, 52 new deaths from Covid-19 were also recorded across the country – the highest single-day fatalities in seven months.
Earlier, on Monday, DGHS Additional Director General Meerjady Sabrina Flora, in response to a query, said the authorities had noticed a higher transmission of Covid-19 in six districts on March 13. Covid-19 was surging in 20 districts just a week later on March 20, a figure which increased to 29 districts by March 24.
“This means Covid-19 is spreading fast across the country and there is no alternative to following health rules to break the transmission chain,” she added.