Bangladesh to implement lockdown from April 14
Bangladesh will implement a country-wide lockdown from April 14 to 20 because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
The country also reported 5,819 COVID-19 cases with 78 fresh cases in the last 24 hours.
“All government and non-government institutions, except for emergency services, will be closed across the country from April 14. Garment factories will be closed as well. All public transport, except for ambulance services, will remain closed during this time,” State Minister Farhad Hossain said.
The National Technical Advisory Committee (NTAC) for COVID-19 response also recommended a two-week lockdown to curb the spread of the virus.
According to Dhaka Tribune, the Civil Aviation Authority of Bangladesh (CAAB) suspended the operations of around 500 international flights.
Earlier, the country had undergone a week-long lockdown from April 5 to 11.
(Edited by Ladiangti Rani)