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3 red zones in Khulna to be put under lockdown from 25 June

  • Published at 03:32 pm June 23rd, 2020
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Besides, red flags will be hoisted atop houses of Covid-19 patients

Khulna district administration has decided to put three red zones in the city corporation and Rupshaupazila under lockdown from June 25 after an increase in the number of Covid-19 patients

The areas include wards No 17 and 24 of Khulna City Corporation and Aichgati in Rupsha upazila.

Deputy Commissioner Mohammad Helal Hossain gave the information and marked the three areas as ‘red zone’ while talking at the Coronavirus prevention committee.

Khulna City Corporation Mayor Talukdar Abdul Khalek, Khulna Divisional Commissioner Dr Mohammad Anwar Hossain Hawladar and Director of Khulna Health Department Rasheda Sultana were present at the meeting.

The lockdown will remain in force till July 16.

Sonadanga Bus Terminal, Khulna Medical College Hospital and kitchen markets will remain out of the purview of the lockdown.

People will be informed about the lockdown through loudspeakers.

All shopping malls of the district will remain open for three days (Sunday, Monday and Tuesday) till 5pm from June 26.

Besides, red flags will be hoisted atop houses of Covid-19 patients.

The health authorities on Monday reported 38 more deaths from the virus, putting the tally at 1,502.

During the period, they confirmed the detection of 3,480 new cases, taking the total number of Covid-19 patients in the country to 115,786.

On July 16, fourteen areas in the district were declared 'red zones' and the district civil surgeon recommended locking down the areas to prevent the spread of coronavirus.

The areas were wards 8, 9, 14, 16, 17, 18, 19, 21, 22, 24, 28 and 30 of Khulna city and Aichgati union under Dighalia upazila and Senhati union under Rupsha upazila in the district.