Tourist centres in three hilly districts closed
Dhaka, April 1: The concerned administration has decided to close all the tourist centers in Bandarban and Khagrachhari due to the increase in coronavirus infection in the country. Earlier, a similar announcement came from Rangamati.
Bandarban Deputy Commissioner Yasmin Parveen Tibriji said it had been decided to close all tourist centers in the district for two weeks from April 1 due to coronavirus infection.
At this time, half of the number of seats will be able to take passengers in vehicles like all over the country.
One by one in two seats, any public transport can carry 50 percent of the total passengers.
In addition to this, everyone has to follow the hygiene rules. The next decision will be made after seeing the situation in Corona.
However, residential hotels and motels will remain open, the deputy commissioner said, adding that many stay in hotels in case of emergency. For this reason, every residential motel-motel has been instructed to accommodate half of the guests as much as there is accommodation.
Besides, all kinds of social and cultural programs have been asked to be stopped from April 1, but some previously approved religious programs have been asked to be completed in a limited manner in compliance with hygiene and social distance, said Deputy Commissioner Yasmin Parveen Tibriji.
Khagrachhari Deputy Commissioner Pratap Chandra Biswas said in a statement on Wednesday afternoon that tourists have been banned from entering all tourist centers in the district for 14 days from Thursday.
Meanwhile, in order to prevent high levels of coronavirus infection in Khagrachari like the rest of the country, after 10 pm, people engaged in emergency services and public transport have been banned. At the same time the meeting will be closed.
Khagrachhari Deputy Commissioner Pratap Chandra Biswas said a mobile court would be set up along with a campaign to make people aware of hygiene.
He told reporters that there is a risk of infection as Khagrachhari is a tourist area. Moreover, Sajek also has to go to Khagrachhari. So the tourist center has been declared closed to prevent infection. For the time being, it is better to refrain from traveling in the public interest and in one's own interest.
Tourist centers in the district were declared closed on March 16 last year to prevent an epidemic. About 5 months later, on August 28, the tourist centers were opened on special conditions.