Govt extends lockdown by 5 day in Bangladesh Shops and offices will reopen and public transport will be re-opened on a limited basis from August 11.
As the number of coronavirus infections and deaths continues, the Bangladesh government has decided to extend the ongoing nationwide blockade for five days until August 10.
Govt extends lockdown by 5 day in Bangladesh Shops, malls, businesses and offices were allowed to reopen on August 11, Liberation War Minister AKM Mozammel Haque told media on Tuesday.
Public transport will also be re-launched on a limited basis from the same day and will be gradually increased, he said after an inter-ministerial meeting on the epidemic situation.
“You are not allowed to go to work, keep your shop open or run public transport without vaccinations,” he said.
According to Hawke, if necessary, the government could make it a punishable offense to stay out without a vaccine after August 11th.
Read again- Strict blockade in Dhaka Dhaka
He added, “Authorities can access the vaccine database to ensure that people over the age of 18 are not left out without the vaccine.”
The vaccine will be administered at 1,000,000 centers across Bangladesh from August, the minister said, adding that priority would be given to adding working people and the elderly.
A new blockade has been in place in Bangladesh since July 23, which was supposed to end on August 5.
The decision to extend the blockade comes at a time when the country is facing a very severe epidemic of the Kovid epidemic.
July was the worst month for Bangladesh, where 122 people were killed. The epidemic showed no signs of resolving, with more than 200 people killed in the first two days of August.