As Covid-19 cases continue to surge in Chuadanga, the local administration has imposed lockdown in seven villages of Karpashdanga union under Damurhuda upazila to break the chain of corona transmission.
Besides, Covid-19 testing centres have been set up in these worst-hit villages bordering India, health officials said.The local administration of Karpashdanga union in Damurhuda upazila announced the lockdown restrictions on Wednesday noon. The entry points to these villages have been sealed, according to officials.
The villages are Shibnagar, Harirampur, Jahajpota, Munshipur, Kutubpur, Pirpurkulla and Hudapara. Residents of these villages have been asked to stay indoors.
To start with, the authorities are carrying out Covid tests in Harirampur and Shibnagar villages, close to the Indian border. Of the 118 samples tested so far, some 24 have been found positive.
Khalilur Rahman, Chairman of Karpashdanga union, said the local administration has put the seven villages of the union under lockdown due to the spike in Covid-19 cases in the past one week.
"No outsiders will be allowed to enter the villages till the lockdown is in force," he said.
Dilara Rahman, Upazila Nirbahi Officer of Damurhuda, said that all the residents of these villages will eventually be tested for Covid.