Area-based restrictions to prevent coronavirus
As the new coronavirus situation deteriorated, the government took the initiative to impose new levels of area-based lockdown (blockade). Strict restrictions will be imposed on lockdown or movement in the ‘Red Zone’ by dividing the different areas into ‘Red, Yellow, and Green Zones’ considering the infection. Now, we will do discuss Area-based restrictions to prevent coronavirus.
Sources in the Ministry of Health, Ministry of Public Administration, and the Department of Health said this information. Habibur Rahman Khan, a convener of the media cell of the health ministry and additional secretary of the health services department, said on Tuesday that experts were working on different zones.
If everyone agrees and finalizes, necessary steps will be taken in a couple of days by setting up a ‘red zone’ in multiple areas of Dhaka. Then the whole country will be divided into three parts.
The Additional Secretary said that special arrangements will be made for the people in the ‘Red Zone’ to sell various necessities.
According to Dhaka North City Corporation sources, preparations are underway to declare it a ‘red zone’ due to the high incidence of infection in some parts of the Rajarbazar area of ward no 27. However, local ward councilor Faridur Rahman told Prothom Alo that no such announcement has been made yet. Discussions are underway on what special measures can be taken.
Public and private offices have been reopened since May 31 after being closed for 66 days due to coronavirus. Since then the situation has deteriorated. In such a situation, at a high-level meeting of the government on June 1, considering the coronavirus infection, it was decided to divide different parts of the country into ‘red, yellow and green zones’. After that, the experts started working on the process. That work is already nearing completion.
State Minister for Public Administration Farhad Hossain said a proposal could be sent to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday. It will be finalized after the approval of the Prime Minister.
The health ministry says various measures will be taken to move the ‘red zone’ to the ‘yellow zone’ and the yellow zone to the ‘green zone’.