Lockdown extends for another week

Publish: 9:40 PM, April 26, 2021 | Update: 9:40:PM, April 26, 2021

Shafiqul Islam
The government has decided to extend the current ban on coronavirus infection for another seven days. According to the new directive this restriction will remain in force till May 5. In the last announcement, the ban was supposed to be active till April 28. However, even though shops and shopping malls are open during the ban, public transport will remain closed. State Minister for Public Administration Farhad Hossain said this on Monday (April 26). He reflected that the decision to extend the ongoing ban for another week is to obviate the spread of Covid-19. The notification may be issued on Tuesday (April 27).

Although limited restrictions were put in place from 5 to 11 April to combat the second wave of coronavirus, it was not very effective. Later, a one-week strict ban started from April 14. To enforce this, the government’s 13-point restriction says that no one can go out of the house without urgent need (buying medicines and daily necessities, medical services, burial or funeral and going for vaccination with vaccination card). Meanwhile, at a meeting on April 18, the National Technical Advisory Committee on Covid-19 recommended extending the ongoing ban by one more week. Later which has been extends till April 28. Of these, shops and shopping malls have been open for a period of time since last Sunday (April 25).