Amid an alarming surge in Covid-19 cases in Rajshahi city, authorities have extended the ongoing lockdown in the city by one more week.
All connectivity to the city from different upazilas will remain suspended till July 1.The decision was taken on Wednesday in a meeting of the district administration.
A seven-day lockdown was first imposed in Rajshahi on June 11. The lockdown was scheduled to end on Thursday midnight.
During the lockdown, all modes of public transport will stay off the roads. However, the movement restrictions won't apply on vehicles providing emergency services.
Moreover, all shops, markets, and restaurants will remain closed, except for grocery stores and pharmacies. This is to allow people to buy their daily essentials and medicines from their local grocers and chemists, respectively.