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Bangladesh announced a nationwide lockdown for seven days as 12,513 Covid cases reported in two days

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On January 28, health workers vaccinated a man against the coronavirus in Dhaka. (AFP)

As covid-19 cases are increasing Bangladesh announced lockdown across the country

The number of new confirmed cases of coronavirus in a single day in Bangladesh has repeatedly hit record highs. The Bangladeshi government will implement a week-long nationwide “city closure” from the 5th in response to the worsening epidemic.

The Minister of Transport of Bangladesh, Obaidul Kader, announced the decision at a press conference held in Dhaka via video on the 3rd. On the same day, Fahad Hussein, Minister of State Affairs of the Ministry of Public Administration of Bangladesh, said that the government will soon issue relevant regulations on “closing the city” and list the persons and departments that are not subject to the restrictions of “closing the city.”

Bangladesh Health added 5,683 cases on the 3rd and 6,830 cases on the 2nd, the highest since the outbreak. So far, a total of 630,277 confirmed cases and 9,213 deaths have been reported in Bangladesh.

Xinhua News Agency reported that in order to curb the rebound of the epidemic, the Civil Aviation Administration of Bangladesh announced on April 1 that it would prohibit entry of passengers from European countries (except the United Kingdom) and 12 other countries and regions from April 3. Valid until April 18th. Passengers from other countries and regions must provide a certificate of negative Covid test within 72 hours upon entry. If you have no symptoms when entering the country, you need to be isolated at home for 14 days; if you have symptoms, you need to be quarantined at a designated place for 14 days at your own expense.

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