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Covid-19: Parts of Feni marked as Red Zones

The areas marked as Red Zones will be locked down from 12 noon on Wednesday

Update : 09 Jun 2020, 10:16 PM

Areas under several unions and three municipalities of Feni district were marked as Red Zones on Tuesday in order to curb the spread of Covid-19.

The Red Zone areas are: Daktar Para, Rampur, Shanti Company Road of Feni Sadar upazila; Rajapur, Purbachandrapur and Yakubpur union under Daganbhuiyan upazila and Chhagalnaiya municipality areas.

The areas marked as Red Zones will go into lockdown from 12 noon on Wednesday until further notice, said Feni Additional Deputy Commissioner Md Golam Zakaria.

Transportation, shops, offices and courts will remain closed while emergency services will remain active in limited capacity, he added.

The decision was taken after 320 people from the area tested positive for Covid-19. Of them, nine people died and 69 recovered, according to sources at the district's civil surgeon office.

Eleven of the infected are currently undergoing treatment at the isolation unit of Feni General hospital while the rest are in home quarantine.

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