BSS-21 Govt to extend ongoing ‘lockdown’ till May 23





Govt to extend ongoing ‘lockdown’ till May 23

DHAKA, May 15, 2021 (BSS) – The government has decided to extend
the nationwide “strict restriction (lockdown)” for another week from
May 17 to 23 in a bid to contain the spread of Covid-19, as the
duration of the ongoing lockdown will end tomorrow.

State Minister for Public Administration Farhad Hossain today
disclosed it to journalists, saying that Prime Minister Sheikh has
already approved the proposal of extending the ‘lockdown’ from May 17
to 23.

The Ministry of Public Administration will issue a circular in this
regard tomorrow, he said.

Farhad said the decision on extending the lockdown has been taken
as the government is suspecting that the infection rate of the
COVID-19 may increase after May 22 to 30.

The government imposed the countrywide restrictions on public
movement on April 5 and enforced the ongoing ‘strict lockdown’ from
April 14. The lockdown was later extended till May 16.