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Local administration can impose lockdown: Cabinet Secretary

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|  31 May 2021, 18:09
Local administration can impose lockdown: Cabinet Secretary
Cabinet Khandakar Anwarul Islam
Cabinet Secretary Khandakar Anwarul Islam said, direction has been given to the concerned authority that the local administration can impose lockdown in certain areas if coronavirus transmission level reaches concerning stage or the situation is harmful for the locality.

He said this while briefing the newsmen over cabinet meeting on Monday. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina presided over the virtual meeting from Ganabhaban and the concerned ministers joined it from cabinet division.

It was known that the health ministry has sent letter to the cabinet division about imposing lockdown in the frontier districts. In this regard the Cabinet Secretary said, we have not got the letter yet. Already the directions have been given to the Deputy Commissioners, Civil Surgeons, Chairmen or Mayors that they can impose lockdown to certain areas if the corona transmission situation seems harmful for the population. Direction was earlier given to the local district administration that they can declare lockdown if they think, such as the situation of Chapainawabganj – the suggestion came from the local authority.

Khandakar Anwarul Islam also said, we have directed other district administrations that they can declare partial lockdown in the bordering areas by not covering the whole district. It depends on their suggestions. As well as we should consider that now it is the season of mangoes in North Bengal, in that case if longer strict lockdown is imposed then what would happen ..... we are considering these matters. But if it is harmful for the population then lockdown must be imposed.

AH

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