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Health Minister: Police, BGB, army to enforce lockdown

  • Published at 05:44 pm June 27th, 2021
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File photo of a closed street in a Dhaka area amid a Covid-19 lockdown Mehedi Hasan/Dhaka Tribune

The minister also said there will be no lockdown for health sector

There would be police, BGB and army members on the streets to monitor people and vehicles during the ensueing lockdown, said Health Minister Zahid Maleque on Sunday. 

Talking to reporters at the Secretariat after the Annual Performance Agreement (APA) meeting, he also said that there will be no lockdown for the health sector in Bangladesh as the number of Covid patients is increasing day by day. 

The minister hoped that people across the country would abide by the health guidelines by wearing masks, maintaining social distance and sanitizing hands, reports UNB.


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Already, 5,000 to 6,000 Covid-19 patients have been admitted to hospitals across the country, the minister said, adding: "We’ve got a very large population. If we want to protect that population from infections, we must follow the health protocols."

Zahid Maleque said the country’s economy would suffer badly if the coronavirus is not controlled effectively.

The government is set to enforce a nationwide partial lockdown from Monday and it will turn into a complete one from Thursday.

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