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Police lock down 52 areas in Dhaka

  • Published at 12:09 am April 8th, 2020
police lock down Postogola bridge
Police bolck the entry to Dhaka at Postogola bridge in Dhaka on Tuesday, April 7, 2020 Md Manik/Dhaka Tribune

Dhaka Metropolitan Police Deputy Commissioner (media) Masudur Rahman confirmed that DMP were locking down the areas where Covid-19 cases have been detected

Police have locked down a total 52 areas of Dhaka after Covid-19 positive patients were found in the localities.

So far in Bangladesh, 163 cases have been confirmed as coronavirus positive by the Institute of Epidemiology, Disease Control and Research (IEDCR). Among them, 84 are in Dhaka.

Of the 52 areas, 10 were locked down on Tuesday. No one is being allowed to enter or leave the areas.

Dhaka Metropolitan Police Deputy Commissioner (media) Masudur Rahman confirmed that DMP are locking down the areas where Covid-19 cases have been confirmed.

Tolarbagh in Mirpur, 200 flats in Khwaja Dewan Lane of Old Dhaka, Mohammadpur, six areas under Adabar, the road beside Mohammadpur Krishi Market, the Tajmahal Road Minar Mosque area, Rajia Sultana Road, a part of Babar Road, and Bosila are currently under lockdown.

A road in Bashundhara residential area has also been put in lockdown, as well as a building in Arjot Para in Mohakhali, areas close to Ever Care Hospital in Dhaka, Road 5 in Block D of Bashundrara R/A, Dhakeshwari teachers quarters of Buet, a part of Dilu Road in Eskaton, a road in Uttara Sector 14, and a part of Kazipara in Mirpur.

A part of Central Road in Dhanmondi, part of Swarighat, Road 7 of Mirpur 10, some areas in Paltan, Nayatola, an area under Dhanmondi Road 6, and North Tolarbagh in Mirpur are also under lockdown.

Police will patrol the areas and ensure that no one is outdoors. Shops will be closed in the areas, said police officials.

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Monday asked the authorities concerned to lock down areas where Covid-19 cases had been identified.

Whenever an infection is reported in an area, the particular area should be under complete lockdown, she said.

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