Various areas of Cox’s Bazar district of Bangladesh will be locked down again from Saturday. Cox’s Bazar Red Zone.
Several areas of Cox’s Bazar district have been identified as red zones due to the increase in coronavirus infection. Lockdown will be implemented in areas where the rate of infection has increased.
Masud Hossain told BBC Bangla that the lockdown would be area-based.
Cox’s Bazar District Civil Surgeon Md Mahbubur Rahman told BBC Bangla that the entire Cox’s Bazar municipality area has been locked down since Saturday. Cox’s Bazar Red Zone.
He said the number of coronavirus cases in Cox’s Bazar has been increasing every day for the past one week. Every day 25 to 36 people are bein identif
According to the Civil Surgeon’s Office, coronavirus has so far been detected in 600 people in the entire Cox’s Bazar district, of which 350 have been infected in the Cox’s Bazar municipality area alone.
Meanwhile, Superintendent of Police ABM Masud Hossain said that all activities including traffic will be restricted in the areas identified as red zones. However, the emergency service will continue, the police superintendent said.
“The government has decided to make red, yellow and green zones. The prevalence is increasing in some areas of our city and some areas of Chakoria.
He also said that there is no obstacle in the movement of buses coming and going from Dhaka to Cox’s Bazar.
According to the police, the area-based lockdown in Cox’s Bazar district will remain in force for the next 15 days. The lockdown will be relaxed if the situation improves. Otherwise the lockdown period will be extended further.
As there are Rohingya refugee camps in Ukhia and Teknaf in Cox’s Bazar, the government is keeping an eye on Cox’s Bazar district.
Coronavirus infections report in 31 Rohingya camps so far. Two of them have recovered. One of the victims has already died.
Health officials in Cox’s Bazar district fear the situation could spiral out of control if the Rohingya camp becomes more infected.
However, the health department says the rate of infection among local people is still higher than in Rohingya camps.