The Financial Express

Cox’s Bazar under lockdown, areas near Rohingya camps declared red zone

| Updated: June 06, 2020 10:29:26

- Wikimedia photo - Wikimedia photo

The local authorities have put Cox’s Bazar Municipality on lockdown declaring some areas of the district coronavirus red zone for maximum risks of infection.

The rate of COVID-19 infection in the district housing the world’s largest refugee camp has been rising rapidly for a week after the government ended the nationwide shutdown.

Md Kamal Hossain, the district administrator, said the local committee on coronavirus prevention made the decision to lock the municipality down in an emergency meeting on Friday. It will be effective from Saturday through to Jun 20, reports bdnews24.com.

Everyone must stay at home and all sorts of public and private vehicles will stay off the streets.

Groceries and kitchen markets can remain open for eight hours on Sundays and Thursdays only. Other shops and business establishments will remain closed. But pharmacies will remain open every day.

Share if you like