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Covid-19: Stricter restrictions imposed in Kushtia

  • Published at 07:02 am June 7th, 2021
File photo shows a general view of the Royal Mor intersection at the divisional city of Khulna Wikimedia Commons

Covid-19 cases are on the rise in the district with the infection rate at 24.13% till Sunday

Amid the worsening Covid-19 situation in the country’s frontier districts, the local administration in Kushtia has imposed strict restrictions on public movement.

The local administration has issued a circular asking people to complete their necessary works from 10am to 8pm every day in order to prevent transmission of Covid-19, said Deputy Commissioner Mohammad Saidul Islam.

The restrictions came into effect from Sunday midnight and will continue till June 16.

According to the circular, all shops and markets will remain open from 10am till 8pm following health guidelines.

Legal action will be taken if anyone violates the order.

All hotels, restaurants, kitchen markets, shops will be closed at 8pm. The restaurants and hotels can supply food through online service and no one will be allowed to dine inside.

All kinds of tourist spots, resorts, community centres and entertainment centres will remain closed during this period.

No one will be allowed to hold public gatherings, social events, political and religious programs.

According to the District Covid-19 Prevention Committee, the Covid-19 cases are on the rise in the district with the infection rate at 24.13% till Sunday.

The health authorities said 56 people were found infected with the virus in the 24 hours between Sunday and Monday mornings after testing 181 samples.

Besides, 227 people tested positive for coronavirus in a month till June 6 in the district with 30% infection rate.

A total of 5,205 people in the district have so far tested positive for Covid-19 and 3,157 of them were from Sadar upazila alone.

So far, 119 people have died from the deadly disease in the district.

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