The ongoing lockdown in Chapainawabganj has been extended for another week till June 7 to break the chain of Covid transmission.
Chapainawabganj Deputy Commissioner Monjurul Hafiz announced the decision during a press briefing on Monday.On May 24, a seven-day lockdown was imposed in the district in a bid to contain the spread of Covid-19.
Restrictions were put on entering or leaving the district during the lockdown.
All intra-district and long-distance buses as well as private vehicles would stay off the roads during the lockdown. However, no such restrictions apply on the movement of vehicles ferrying goods.
Train services to and from the district have also been suspended in the wake of the recent surge in Covid cases in Chapainawabganj.
Moreover, all shops, markets and restaurants would remain closed, albeit for grocery stores and pharmacies. This would allow people to buy their daily essentials and medicines from their local grocers and chemists.