14-day lockdown in Damurhuda to contain Covid spread


15th June, 2021 01:21:28 PM printer

14-day lockdown in Damurhuda to contain Covid spread

Authorities on Tuesday imposed a 14-day lockdown in Damurhuda upazila of Chuadanga district to contain the spread of Covid-19.

The lockdown will remain in force till June 28 midnight.

The decision to enforce the lockdown was taken at an emergency meeting on Monday, presided over by the Deputy Commissioner of Chuadanga, Nazrul Islam.

During the lockdown, all business establishments, shops and eateries in the upazila will remain closed. However, local grocery stores shops will be allowed to operate only for limited hours.

There will be strict restrictions on public movement in the upazila. No one will be allowed to step out without any valid reason, according to the Deputy Commissioner.

Moreover, no social or religious gatherings can take place during the period.

Earlier, the local administration had imposed strict restrictions in sixteen villages under three unions of the upazila.

Besides, the health authorities have registered as many as 57 new corona infections in Chuadanga upazila in the past 24 hours till Monday morning, raising the total caseload to 2,279.

So far, 71 people have died of Covid-19 in the district.