COVID-19: Bangladesh Announces 7-Day Countrywide Lockdown From April 5

Dhaka: To curb the new wave of COVID-19 infections, Bangladesh government on Saturday announced a week-long countrywide lockdown from April 5.

As per the order from the government, the lockdown will come into effect from Monday. An announcement to this effect was made by Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader at a regular briefing from his official residence on Saturday morning.

According to reports, every office and court will be closed during this lockdown but industries and mills will continue their operation on rotation.

As per updates, Bangladesh reported 6,830 new cases in the past 24 hours till Friday at 8 AM with an alarming 23.28% single-day infection rate. The tally has reached 6,24,594 in the country.

The country reported 50 deaths in the 24 hours to Friday morning, taking the tally of fatalities to 9,155.