Wari goes into 21-day lockdown | The Daily Star
12:00 AM, July 05, 2020 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:06 AM, July 05, 2020

Wari goes into 21-day lockdown

The capital's Wari was put under strict lockdown for 21 days from yesterday morning as it was identified as a "Red Zone" due to high Covid-19 infection rate.

Tipu Sultan Road, Jahangir Road, Dhaka-Sylhet highway (Joykali temple to Baldha Garden) in outer road and Lalmini road, Hare Road, War Road, Rankin Street and Nawab Street in inner Wari went under lockdown from 8:00am.

The lockdown will remain in force until July 25 to contain the transmission of the virus.

Earlier on Tuesday, Dhaka South City Corporation Mayor Sheikh Fazle Noor Taposh explained in detail about putting Wari under lockdown.

A control centre has been set up there. Besides, booths will be built for sample collection and there will be an isolation centre as well.

"Everything will be closed there," said the mayor, adding that pharmacies and grocery stores would remain open.

Arrangements have been made to supply daily essentials to local residents in coordination with the E-Commerce Association.

Visiting Wari on Friday afternoon, a UNB photojournalist found DSCC representatives in coordination with local committee members putting up barriers with bamboos at all entrances to the area.

Earlier on June 30, the Local Government Division issued a letter to DSCC to implement strict lockdown in Wari.

On June 22, Health Services Department of the health ministry announced Ward-41 of Dhaka city, covering Wari, as "Red Zone".

Dhaka North City Corporation put West Rajabazar under lockdown from June 10 to contain the spread of Covid-19.

Meanwhile, World Health Organization said Bangladesh on Friday ranked 8th in terms of global weekly increase in new coronavirus cases. The country saw 26,598 new Covid-19 cases in seven days.


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