28 May 2020

Coronavirus: Don’t enter or leave Dhaka until further notice, Police HQ says

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The Police Headquarters on Sunday said nobody will be allowed either to leave and enter the capital city until further notice.

“Other than emergency services, we won’t allow anyone either to enter Dhaka or leave it until further notice from the government,” said Md Sohel Rana, assistant inspector general (AIG-Media) of the Police Headquarters, UNB reports.

Bangladesh Police has been working to ensure social distancing and stay-at-home rules as per the government directive, he added.

Other than the emergency services as required for the smooth living of the citizens, all types of individual and group movement are prohibited, said AIG Sohel adding, “We’re working to ensure that.”

The Bangladesh Police sought cooperation of all concerned and citizens for proper implementation of the government directives and health instructions to this end.

Bangladesh on Sunday reported 18 new coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours which is double from Saturday’s. The total number of infection cases in the country is now 88.

The country also confirmed another death, taking the total number to nine.

The global death toll from novel coronavirus (COVID-19) hit 64,716 till Sunday.

The virus, first reported in China, has so far infected 1,201,933 people around the world, according to worldometer.

The infected 890,583 people are currently being treated while 42,290 of them in serious or critical condition.

So far, 246,634 of those infected have recovered.


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