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Govt to wait a week to decide on fresh Covid curb

Published : Monday, 24 January, 2022 at 8:02 PM  Count : 692

Govt to wait a week to decide on fresh Covid curb

Govt to wait a week to decide on fresh Covid curb

State Minister for Public Administration Farhad Hossain on Monday said that further decision on extending the ongoing restriction on public movement and other activities will be taken after observing the Covid-19 situation for a week.

He was talking to reporters at Bangladesh Secretariat on Monday.

Replying to a question about extending the restriction on public movement, Farhad said, “Further decision for imposing restriction on public movement will be taken after considering the Covid situation as people infected with the new variant of Covid-19, Omicron, recover in a short period of time and the recovery rate is also good.”

“More than 85% people, infected with Covid-19, are taking treatment at their respective homes and we definitely will observe the Covid situation for one week to issue next directives,” he said, UNB reports.

Following the impact of Omicron, the country is now experiencing the third wave of Covid and the infection rate is increasing day by day, he said adding “Our main objective is to ensure use of masks by all as the experts have hinted that the Covid infection rate is likely to increase in mid-February.”

He also urged all to remain aware of it and to tackle the third wave of Covid following health guidelines.

Asking about flouting of health guidelines on public transport, he said “All must abide by the directives of the government for their own good.”

He also urged those involved in public transport sector to provide their assistance by following the directives and rules of the government.

Farhad also asked to conduct mobile court drives to force people to follow health guidelines. “Prior notice will be given before conducting mobile court drives.”

In light of the latest surge in Covid-19 cases across the country, the government on January 21 imposed some restrictions on the overall activities and movement of people in the country.

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