In view of the rising COVID cases, the Bangladesh government has announced a nationwide lockdown from April 5 for seven days.
In the last 24 hours, Bangladesh has reported 6,830 cases with a single-day infection rate of 23.28%.
Authorities in Bangladesh have decided to impose a one-week nationwide lockdown from Monday to curb the coronavirus disease spread as the country reported 5,683 new infections and 58 deaths on Saturday. Most services will remain closed during the lockdown. Only emergency services will be available in the country, and industries will remain open as employees will need to work in shifts.
The government has already banned travel from all European countries, except the United Kingdom and 12 other countries, for three weeks in the wake of rising coronavirus infections. The nationwide tally in Bangladesh stood at 630,277, and the death toll stood at 9,213.