The Wari area in the capital goes into a 21-day lockdown from this morning as the authorities concerned have declared it a red zone for coronavirus.
Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) has taken the decision to bring the area under lockdown for containing further spread of the coronavirus in the city.The health directorate has identified Wari's Tipu Sultan Road, Jahangir Road, Dhaka-Sylhet Highway from Baldha Garden to Joy Kali Temple, Lalmini Road, Hare Road, War Road, Rankin Road and Nawab Road as high-risk 'red zones' where the lockdown restrictions will be enforced.
Wari is the second area in the capital to go into lockdown after similar restrictions were imposed on on East Rajabazar.
It forms part of a renewed push to contain the disease as coronavirus cases and deaths continued to surge after a two-month general shutdown ended on May 31.
"We are going to take 21 days to properly implement the lockdown in Wari. The restrictions will be effective from July 4 to 25," said DSCC Mayor Sheikh Fazle Noor Taposh.
Only two roads can be accessed for entry in the area during the lockdown.
Although pharmacies will remain open, food items and other daily essentials will have to be purchased online.The authorities are also taking measures to treat infected patients and setting up an isolation centre at its Dhaka Metropolitan General Hospital, said Taposh.