Bangladesh is prone to lengthen the continued nationwide lockdown for one more week because the Covid-19 scenario within the nation continues to worsen.

“The ongoing nationwide lockdown is likely to be extended for another week, and the decision in this regard will come within a day or two,” Dhaka Tribune quoted State Minister for Public Administration Farhad Hossain as saying.

“We haven’t yet got any decision about a fresh lockdown. There’ll be a meeting on Monday over the current Covid-19 situation. But advice is there overextending the ongoing lockdown,” the State Minister added.

Bangladesh on Sunday reported over 100 Covid-19 single-day deaths for the third consecutive day.

On Sunday, one other 102 deaths had been logged in 24 hours. Earlier on Saturday and Friday, 101 new deaths had been recorded in a single day, the very best within the nation to date for the reason that first reported demise on March 18, 2020.

With the up to date knowledge, the demise toll within the nation stands at 10,385, and the full instances at 718,950.

On April 14, the Bangladesh authorities enforced a contemporary lockdown with harsher measures. The ongoing lockdown was imposed after a ‘unfastened’ nationwide lockdown for one week from April 5 as a part of its transfer to include the spike in each coronavirus infections and fatalities.

“The decision [to extend lockdown] will be known within 1-2 days as the coronavirus infections keep spreading. If people follow health guidelines properly and stay home, then the infection rate will come down,” Hossain mentioned.

The National Technical Advisory Committee (NTAC) on Covid-19 has really helpful a 14-day contemporary lockdown and the continued lockdown is perhaps prolonged for one more week primarily based on the advice.

Replying to a query in regards to the extension of the continued lockdown, Additional Secretary of the Cabinet Division Rafiqul Islam, mentioned: “The decision in this regard will be known on Monday after an inter-ministerial meeting.”

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