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Dhaka, January 15: The situation in the country will be dire if the 11-point restrictions imposed by the government are not complied with as the transmission of coronavirus has increased at an alarming rate. Health Minister Zahid Maleque was speaking as the chief guest after inaugurating the dialysis unit and CT scan machine at the 250-bed district hospital in Manikganj on Saturday (January 15). He said that if the lockdown is given, the country will suffer.
Own representative, Dhaka, December 6: There is no plans for lockdown in the country due to infection of new variant of coronavirus 'Omicron'. However, the government is insisting on lab tests even thought the border is not closed. Health Minister Zahid Maleque made the remarks while inspecting the building under construction at the Bangladesh Institute of Health Management in Savar on Sunday (December 5th).
Dhaka, August 9: The government is relaxing the lockdown in the interest of human life and livelihood. Awami League General Secretary and Minister for Road Transport and Bridges Obaidul Quader has said that a strict lockdown may be imposed again considering the situation. He said this while attending a function at Tejgaon Sarak Bhaban on Monday.
Dhaka, August 9: After considering the overall situation, the Cabinet Division has issued a circular relaxing the existing strict restrictions to keep the country's economy afloat. The notification was issued on Sunday (August 8) afternoon. According to the notification, the restrictions will be relaxed from Wednesday, August 11, marking the reopening of government and private offices.
Dhaka, August 6: The roads in Dhaka experienced less traffic on Friday, primarily due to the weekly holiday. Even with a hard lockdown on, people have taken to the streets in the last few days as the count of cars have gone up.
Posts, Telecommunications and Information Technology Ministry wants IT product supply to continue during lockdown
Dhaka, August 4: The Ministry of Posts, Telecommunications and Information Technology has instructed not to impede the supply of IT products, including computer hardware, during the ongoing lockdown. It said the IT sector has been brought under the emergency services sector.
Dhaka, August 3: The government has decided to extend the lockdown till August 10 to prevent coronavirus infection. Vaccination has been made compulsory for human movement from the August 11. Anyone failing to follow the rule will be punished.
Dhaka, August 2: Even with a hard lockdown in place, authorities at the Bangabandhu Bridge collected toll amounting to Tk 2,78,53,310 in a day as 37,940 vehicles crossed the stretch. Ahsanul Kabir Pavel, executive engineer of the Bangladesh Bridge Authority's Bangabandhu Bridge site office, said on Monday (August 2).
Dhaka, July 29: The owners have requested the government to open all kinds of industries including garments. Leaders of various business organizations made the demand during a meeting with Cabinet Secretary Khandaker Anwarul Islam at the Secretariat on Thursday (July 29th).
Dhaka, July 29: Even on the seventh day of the strict restrictions announced by the government to curb the spread of the coronavirus infection, people are returning to the capital despite facing harassment, excessive expenses and suffering. At this time many of them reached their destination on foot, or in rickshaws, vans and motorcycles.
Dhaka, July 15: There were strict restrictions on coronavirus infection from 1 to 14 July. However, restrictions have been relaxed from July 14 to July 23 in the interest of public transport, pre-Eid trade and commerce, socio-economic status of the country and economic activities. So the capital has returned to its original appearance since Thursday morning.
National Technical Advisory Committee recommends extension of lockdown by 14 days, concerned over relaxation of Covid-19 restrictions
Dhaka, July 15: Covid-19 infections and deaths are at its peak in the country. In this situation, the National Technical Advisory Committee on coronavirus has expressed concern over the government's decision to relax the lockdown and has recommended extending the ongoing lockdown for another 14 days. Besides, they have advised the sick people in their fifties not to go to the cattle market.
Dhaka, July 14: The government has said that all offices and public transport will remain closed for 14 days after Eid.
Dhaka, July 13: All types of factories will remain shut from July 23 till August 5 or during the second cycle of hard lockdown in the country, according to a government notification.
Dhaka, July 13: After relaxing the restrictions from midnight of July 14 till 6 am on July 23, the government will impose another phase of hard lockdown, which will continue till August 5. However, 23 conditions have been added, which will be followed during the second cycle of the hard lockdown.