The local administration has imposed a strict restriction on the movement of people in two wards of Jashore municipality following a sharp rise in Covid-19 cases.
The local Corona prevention committee took the decision at an emergency meeting held on Saturday night over the overall Covid-19 situation in the district, said additional district magistrate Kazi Mohammad Sayemuzzaman, a member of the committee.
The residents of the two wards -- No 3 and 4 -- have been asked not to go outside their homes without any emergency reason. “Those who’ll violate the order will face legal action,” warned Sayemuzzaman.
According to health officials, they have recorded 33 new cases of Covid-19 from the two wards of the municipality till June 5, showing a significant rise in Covid-19 cases, reports UNB.
Besides, the Abhaynagar upazila administration will impose the same restriction in ward No 5 and 6 of Nauapara municipality as the health authorities reported 18 and 11 cases respectively in these two wards.
Meanwhile, the authorities concerned have found 11 people with Covid-19 infections in No 4 Gadkhali union of Jhikargacha upazila.
The committee also decided to identify the houses of those infected people and isolated them.