Ntac for lockdown extension

The Covid-19 National Technical Advisory Committee (Ntac) has recommended another week of strict lockdown to control the spread of corona virus.

The committee made the recommendation at its virtual meeting, headed by its Chairman Prof Md Sahidullah, around 8pm on Sunday night, said a press release.

Previously, NTAC recommended a full lockdown for at least two weeks.

The government has already announced a one-week lockdown from April 14 and the committee expressed satisfaction over that.
Although scientifically effective results cannot be expected in less than two weeks of lockdown.

The committee realized the need to keep the industries open in the interest of keeping the country’s economy afloat.

However, private offices, banks being kept open, increasingly private car traffic, unwanted and unnecessary extra crowds in the Iftar market make the success of the lockdown uncertain.

NTAC advised to keep everything closed except for health, fire service and other emergency services


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