Although a seven-day lockdown is currently being offered to prevent coronavirus infections, the latter will be considered in consultation with experts at the end of the lockdown. State Minister for Public Administration Farhad Hossain said this in the first light on his mobile phone on Saturday.
Asked why the lockdown was for a week, the state minister for public administration said, “I am giving a lockdown for seven days now. Hopefully, if we can keep people indoors for these seven days, we can prevent infection. No, the infection will spread further. People have various issues, I will consider them towards the end of the seven-day lockdown, I will take expert advice. For now, there will be seven days. ‘
Earlier, there were various assistance arrangements for working people in the lockdown, what will happen this time? To such a question, the state minister said, “If the lockdown is shortened to seven days …, there are also thoughts about them.” When the notification is given, there will be details. There may be a notification later this evening. ‘
Earlier, the state minister said in a video message sent to the media from his residence on Bailey Road in the capital that only those institutions that provide emergency services in the lockdown would remain open. The factory will also remain open. Workers will work in shifts in accordance with the hygiene rules.
State Minister for Public Administration Farhad Hossain
State Minister for Public Administration Farhad Hossain File photo
Awami League General Secretary and Minister for Road Transport and Bridges Obaidul Quader told reporters today that there would be a week-long lockdown across the country from next Monday.
On March 29, the government issued a 17-point circular directing all offices and factories except emergency services to operate with half the manpower, limit public gatherings, and transport half the capacity of public transport with half the capacity.