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Recommendation of lockdown in 6 border districts

The expert committee of the Department of Health has recommended lockdown in seven districts bordering India. This has been recommended due to the increased coronavirus infection. A decision on the matter is expected on Sunday (May 30).

In a meeting on Saturday, the expert committee recommended lockdown in Naogaon, Natore, Satkhira, Jessore, Rajshahi, Kushtia and Khulna districts.

A decision on lockdown in these districts will be taken at a cabinet meeting at the ministry this afternoon, sources said.

A member of the pathology and public health committee told the media that the expert committee had recommended lockdown in Naogaon, Natore, Satkhira, Jessore, Rajshahi, Kushtia and Khulna districts at a meeting on Saturday. Infection is high in these districts. Besides, the committee is concerned about the infection in Noakhali and Cox’s Bazar.

The expert committee will inform the recommendation to the Ministry of Health in a letter today. A decision on lockdown in seven districts will be taken at a cabinet meeting at the ministry this afternoon.

Meanwhile, a one-week lockdown has been imposed in Chapainawabganj district since the night of May 24 due to the deteriorating corona infection situation. Newspapers, ambulances and goods vehicles were moving during the lockdown. However, long-distance vehicles including trains are closed. Even vehicles from anywhere in the country are banned from entering the district.

At the beginning of last April, due to the increase in corona infection, the government imposed various restrictions including lockdown in the country. After that the corona infection increased and it was kept in force till May 30.

A court has granted five-day remand to three students of a private university arrested in connection with the seizure of a drug called LSD (lysergic acid diethalamide) from a house in the capital.

Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Debabrata Biswas passed the order after a hearing on Sunday (May 30th).

The remanded accused are Sadman Shakib Rupal and Ashab Wadud Turya, BBA students of North South University and Adin Ashraf, a student of Independent University.

Earlier on Thursday (May 28), three accused in the case were produced before the Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate’s Court. The investigating officer of the case then requested to remand them for seven days in the interest of proper investigation of the case. The court then set a date for hearing on the remand on Sunday. At the same time, the court ordered to send the accused to jail.

Detective Branch (DB) police arrested them on Wednesday night (May 26) on charges of being involved in the sale of LSD. At that time, 200 LSDs were seized from the three. They used to sell each LSD for three thousand rupees.