All-out lockdown from April 14

The government is now considering options to enforce an all-out lockdown for one week starting from April 14.

Road and Bridge Minister Obaidul Quader made the announcement while talking to reporters during a daily brief at his official residence in Dhaka on Friday.

The minister also said the government had been considering tougher restrictions to safeguard people from the coronavirus disease as the ongoing restrictions were not being followed properly.

The country is already under a week-long lockdown since Monday, aimed at curbing the sharp rise of Covid-19 deaths and infections as the country is going throught the second wave of the pandemic.

The government issued an 11-point directive restricting public movement across the country for the lockdown, effective from April 5 to 11.

However, shopping malls and markets have been reopened in Dhaka amid the lockdown, in face of protests from shop owners and employees, and public transport has been reinstated in limited capacity following demands from office goers



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