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Govt mulls another lockdown from Apr 14

| Updated: April 09, 2021 18:16:16


A view of an empty Sadarghat Launch Terminal in Dhaka during a government-imposed lockdown — File photo A view of an empty Sadarghat Launch Terminal in Dhaka during a government-imposed lockdown — File photo

The government plans to enforce another seven-day lockdown with stricter rules from April 14 as coronavirus cases keep surging across Bangladesh, setting daily records.

Road Transport Minister Obaidul Quader said the ongoing lockdown did not change the public behaviour during the pandemic, reports bdnews24.com.

“The government is actively considering another lockdown as the coronavirus situation has taken an alarming turn,” Quader said at a news briefing in Dhaka on Friday.

The current lockdown will end on the midnight of April 11.

“The spread of coronavirus infections has become severe in Bangladesh with the cases and the death toll surging manifold. People’s negligence and indifference are increasing too,” Quader said.

“Under the circumstances, the government is pondering over the extension of lockdown for another week from April 14 in the public interest.”

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