Strict lockdown begins
News Desk || risingbd.com
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 and will continue till August 5 midnight.
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.
After visiting different areas of the capital including Khilgaon, Malibagh, Rajarbagh, Rampura and Moghbazar on Friday morning, it has been noticed that members of law enforcement agencies took a position at different thoroughfares to implement the restrictions of lockdown.
According to the first gazette notification, mills, garment and other factories will remain closed during the lockdown.
All government, semi-government, autonomous and private offices will remain closed. Movement of almost all types of transport (road, rail, waterways and domestic flight) will remain suspended. However, this order will not be applicable for transportation of goods and emergency services.
All shopping malls and markets will remain closed.
Law and order and emergency services, such as relief distribution, healthcare, Covid-19 vaccination, electricity, water, gas / fuel, fire services, media (print and electronic media), offices related to other urgent goods and services including postal services, their employees and vehicles will remain out of the purview of the lockdown.
The gazette notification also says
* All tourist centres, resorts, community centres and recreation centres will be closed;
* All public gatherings such as social (wedding ceremonies, birthdays, picnics, parties, etc), political and religious ceremonies will be closed;
* Food shops and hotels-restaurants will be open for takeaway/online from 8am to 8 pm.
* Kitchen markets materials and daily necessities can be bought and sold in the open from 9am to 5pm in accordance with hygiene rules. Market authorities / local administration will confirm the matter.