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Lockdown in Wari starts today

July 04, 2020 00:00:00

A bamboo fencing being erected at an entry point of Wari in the city on Friday as the Covid-19 red zone goes under lockdown today (Saturday) — FE photo by Shafiqul Alam

Wari under the Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) is all set to be put under strict lockdown for 21 days from today(Saturday) morning as the area was identified as a 'Red Zone' due to high Covid-19 infection rate, reports UNB.

The lockdown restriction will be effective from 8am on Saturday which will be in force until July 25 to contain the transmission of coronavirus.

Visiting Wari on Friday afternoon, UNB photojournalist found DSCC representatives in coordination with local committee members, were putting bamboo barricades at all entrances of the area.

Tipu Sultan Road, Jahangir Road, Dhaka-Sylhet Highway (Joykali Temple to Baldha Garden) in outer road and Lalmini road, Hare road, War road, Rankin Street and Nawab St in inner Wari will go under strict lockdown.

Earlier on Tuesday, DSCC Mayor Barrister Sheikh Fazle Noor Taposh explained in detail about putting Wari under lockdown.

A control centre has been set up there while booths will be set up for sample collection and there will be an isolation centre as well.

"Everything will be closed there," said the DSCC Mayor adding that pharmacies and grocery stores will remain open.

Arrangements have been made to supply daily necessities in coordination with the E-Commerce Association.

Meanwhile, Bangladesh on Friday is now 8th in the global weekly increase in new coronavirus cases, according to World Health Organization (WHO).

The country ranked 8th with 26,598 new Covid-19 cases in the last seven days, WHO Dashboard showed in its pandemic situation in countries, territories and areas.

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