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17 January 2022

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Covid-19: Dhaka, Rangamati declared ‘red zones’

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Published: 13:54, 12 January 2022   Update: 14:29, 12 January 2022
Covid-19: Dhaka, Rangamati declared ‘red zones’

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The government has declared Dhaka and Rangamati as red zones following an exponential rise in Covid infections in the two districts.

Besides, six other districts were declared yellow, while 54 other districts were announced as green zones.

Besides, only two districts are in the list of the least testing for coronavirus.

The health directorate informed the matter after analysing the data of past one week.

Photo: Collected from DGHS dashboard.

As per the information of the health directorate, the rate of coronavirus infection in the capital city Dhaka is 12.90 percent while it is 10 percent in Rangamati.

Jashore, Rajshahi, Dinajpur, Lalmonirhat, Natore and Rangpur districts are in the yellow zone, which figures out they are in a medium risk.

At the same time, 54 districts are in lower risks or in green zone. Meanwhile, the test rate is lower for Panchagarh and Bandarban districts.

In the past week, the Covid infection has raised to 169.12 percent than the previous week. However, the death rate has dropped to 20 percent.

It is mentionable that the cabinet division, on Monday, has imposed 11-point restrictions in a bid to contain the spread of coronavirus in the country with effect from Thursday.

The directives are - at shops, shopping malls, and markets and in hotels and restaurants will have to wear masks. Otherwise, the rule violators will have to face legal action

The use of masks at offices, courts in and outsides of the house will have to be ensured. The government will operate mobile courts to monitor if the rules are breached; people will have to show their vaccine certificates when they will take food at restaurants and stay at hotels.

Students aged over 12 years will not be allowed to enter their respective educational institutions unless they take their vaccines within the government stipulated time.

The number of screenings will have to be increased at all land ports, seaports, and airports. No crew will be allowed to come out of ships at seaports while at land ports, only a driver can come out of vehicles. The people who come to airports to see off outbound passengers will have to be denied entry.

Trains, buses and launches will have to run at half of their passenger capacity and the authorities concerned will announce a specific date for enforcing the rules in the transport sector. All drivers and their assistants will have to be coronavirus vaccine certificate holder

Inbound people must show their vaccine certificate mandatorily; imams during the recitation of Friday khutba will make people aware in maintaining the health rules while the district and upazila nirbahi officers will ensure implementation of the rules; the health and family welfare minister will undertake necessary steps to accelerate inoculation of booster dose campaign while information and broadcast ministry will help the effort make successful.

All kinds of social, political, cultural and religious events in open places will remain prohibited until further notice

Local administration will take steps if any unusual circumstance is created in any area.