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Empty streets in Ctg as strict Covid lockdown begins

News Desk || risingbd.com

Published: 12:40, 23 July 2021   Update: 12:53, 23 July 2021

The strict lockdown announced by the government before the holy Eid-ul-Azha to prevent coronavirus (Covid-19) infections began from 6.00am on Friday.

Earlier, the government eased the ongoing restrictions from July 14 midnight to 6.00am on July 23 on the occasion of the holy Eid-ul-Azha.

Residents of Chattogram city woke up to a deserted city on Friday morning as the country entered the stringent lockdown with different security agencies patrolling the roads.

The complete lockdown, which aims to mitigate the spread of Covid-19, will continue till August 5 midnight.

Army personnel started patrolling the city streets alongside other law enforcement agencies as the government scrambles to bring the pandemic under control.  

Police have set up barricades and check-posts at all important points of the city to monitor the movement of people and vehicles. So, most roads in the port were found almost empty with fewer private vehicles moving.