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Lockdown coincides with suffering of office goers

  • Sun Online Desk
  • 5th April, 2021 12:37:23 PM
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Employees of public and private offices and staff members of various sectors permitted to operate amid the week-long lockdown starting from today (Monday) have to suffer acute shortage of transport. 

Office goers were seen travelling on rickshaws, CNG-run auto-rickshaws and private cars to reach their destinations at high cost and immense sufferings on Monday morning.

In a bid to curb the spread of coronavirus, the government has enforced a week-long countrywide lockdown from today (Monday), slapping restrictions on the movement of people, public transport and other activities.

As many offices have not implemented the government rules on reducing in-person presence of the employees, so many people had to go out of their homes enduring sufferings due to transport problem.

The shutdown will remain in force till April 11 midnight.

According to the notification, the operation of public transport -- buses, trains and launches -- as well as planes will remain suspended during the period.

Markets, shopping malls, hotels and restaurants will also come under the purview of the restrictions.

Meanwhile, traders staged demonstrations at different parts of the capital, including New Market and Mouchak, against the government’s decision.