Amid the worsening Covid-19 situation in the frontier districts of the country, the local administration in Kushtia has imposed strict restrictions on public movement.
The local administration has issued a circular asking people to complete their necessary works from 10 am to 8 pm every day in order to prevent transmission of Covid-19, said deputy commissioner Mohammad Saidul Islam.The restrictions came into effect from Sunday midnight and will continue till June 16.
According to the circular, all shops and markets will remain open from 10 am till 8 pm following health guidelines.
Legal action will be taken if anyone violates the order.
All hotels, restaurants, kitchen markets, shops will be closed at 8 pm. The restaurants and hotels can supply food through online service and no one will be allowed to dine in at hotels and restaurants.
All kinds of tourist spots, resorts, community centres and entertainment centres will remain closed during this period.
No one will be allowed to hold public gatherings, social events, political and religious programmes.According to the District Covid-19 prevention Committee, the Covid-19 cases are on the rise in the district as the infection rate has stood at 24.13 percent till Sunday.
The Health authorities said 56 people have been found infected with the virus in the past 24 hours till Monday morning after testing 181 samples.
Besides, 227 people have been tested positive for coronavirus in the last six days till June 6 in the district with 30 percent infection rate.
A total of 5,205 people have so far been tested positive for coronavirus in the district and of them 3,157 are from Sadar upazila.
So far, 119 people have died of Covid-19 in the district.