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6 Noakhali unions set for 7-day special lockdown at dawn

The district administration has announced a 7-day special lockdown in six Noakhali unions on Friday to break the surge in Covid transmission.

The unions are - Noyannai, Binodpur, Qadir Hanif, Neyazpur, Ashwadia and Noakhali.( Noakhali Sadar upazila, Noakhali Municipality)

The restrictions come into effect at 6am on Saturday, and remain in place till 11 June.

Read:Lockdown in 7 villages of Chuadanga

Md Khorshed Alam, deputy commissioner of Noakhali revealed it to the press on Friday following a meeting of the district Corona prevention committee.

Around 589 people tested positive for Covid-19 and four succumbed to death in the last seven days in the district.

Lockdown in districts

Apart from Noakhali district administrations of frontier districts including Rajshahi, Khulna, Satkhira and parts of Naogaon have imposed lockdown and restrictions to stop the spike in Covid cases.

Read: Satkhira put under 7-day strict lockdown

District administrations have been given the authority to enforce lockdown in their areas if the Covid-19 situation deteriorates there.

Source: United News of Bangladesh