Govt to reimpose lockdown if people violate health regulations

Staff Correspondent | Published: 15:19, Apr 25,2021


Obaidul Quader.

The ruling Awami League general secretary Obaidul Quader on Sunday said that the government would impose strict lockdown again if people did not follow the health regulations properly.

‘If the public transports take more than 50 per cent passengers against capacity, charge extra, people do not wear masks and if the COVID-19 infection cases keep rising, we will again impose strict lockdown,’ he said.

Obaidul, also the road transport and bridges minister, in a virtual briefing also urged all to follow the health regulations at shopping malls, shops and kitchen markets.

Earlier on Saturday he said that public transports would have to carry 50 per cent passengers against their capacity while the 60 per cent increase in bus fares would also be applicable.

The government on April 20 extended the restrictions on public movement and other activities for a week until April 28 midnight from April 21 midnight to contain the surge in COVID-19 infections.

On Friday the Cabinet Division issued a circular allowing all shops and shopping malls to remain open from 10:00am to 5:00pm with effect from April 25 considering the life and livelihood of most of the people of Bangladesh.

Following the reopening of the shops and shopping malls the number of vehicles except public transports increased on the roads of the capital since Sunday morning.

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