East Rajabazar still under red zone after end of tentative lockdown

Staff Correspondent

1st July, 2020 10:31:08 printer

East Rajabazar still under red zone after end of tentative lockdown

East Rajabazar is still under red zone after the end of execution of 21 days long the first tentative lockdown on Tuesday, said Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) Atiqul Islam.

He said "Though rate of infection of COVID-19 marked low after lockdown, East Rajabazar is yet to be identified as yellow zone, and still a red zone".

Mayor Atiqul Islam made the remark in a video message on Tuesday night.

On the other hand, Dhaka North City Corporation mayor Barrister Sheikh Fazle Noor Taposh announced a 21 day lockdown at Old Dhaka's Wari area as second tentative lockdown.  

Earlier, the government categorised the capital into three zones: red, yellow and green as per the proportion of infection and death of COVID-19 and outlined a plan to enforce lockdown measures in red zone to curb the spread of the deadly bug.

DNCC enforced lockdown at East Rajabazar on June 9 and ended on 30 June.    

In his message mayor Atiqul said that it was tentative   enforcement of lockdown for the first time   and we have experienced that it is difficult to put lockdown for long time specially for live and livelihood of people of the area. 

He said that some changes in the process of lockdown were inevitable for to bring a balance in the life and livelihood of the people.  

Atiq also said, "Though lockdown ended formally at East Rajabazar on Tuesday, social distancing should be maintained at shops, mosque and Temple and other public spaces and entrance of the outsiders be checked for further wave of infection."        

The COVID-19 situation improves slightly but if the health guidelines are not maintained it may worsen any time, mayor Atiqul said adding that DNCC would execute new strategy for the area in the following week.